Bengaluru: Actor-politician Ambareesh's mortal remains cannot be airlifted from Kanteerava Stadium, where the public is paying their homage in large numbers on Sunday.

The trees near the stadium have made it impossible for the helicopter to land and fly from there. Now, the Congress leader’s body will be taken in zero-traffic to the HAL airbase in Bengaluru and will be flown to Mandya later on Sunday.

Arrangements have already been made at Visvesvaraya Stadium in Mandya for the public to pay their last respects to their leader.

Initially, it was planned to operate special buses from Mandya, Ambareesh's hometown,  to bring people to Bengaluru to pay homage. But as there was demand from the fans and the people of Mandya, the government declared that Mandya public would be allowed to pay their last respects to Ambareesh from 4 PM on Sunday to 6 AM on Monday.

After that, the mortal remains will be flown back to Bengaluru and the final rites will be performed at Kanteerava Studio near Dr Rajkumar Memorial in Bengaluru on Monday. The final rites will be performed with state honours. The state government has declared three days of mourning.