Bhubaneswar: In order to redefine the look of street vending in the Temple City, results of the much-awaited Bhubaneswar Street Vendors Uniform Design Competition are finally out. Of the 87 valid entries received for the contest, Proshish Golyan, Shamik Sarkar and Swagat Suvankar have secured the first, second and third positions respectively.
The three winners will be given away prizes at the next Corporation meeting of the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on July 31. They will receive prize money of Rs 50,000, Rs 30,000 and Rs 20,000 respectively for their creative inputs to make the street vendors don an unique uniform so that the later would be identified easily across the city.
The civic body had invited submission of design entries for the uniform design competition, organised by BMC in association with Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited (BSCL) on February 10th, this year and the closing date for submission of entries was April 15th.
Interestingly, Bhubaneswar was perhaps the foremost city of the country to adopt an organised vending zone concept, which helped in providing a beautiful ambiance for the city.
The street vendor uniform design competition was launched as an initiative of BMC, as part of street vendor rehabilitation project. The competition invited design ideas from the citizens as well as professionals regarding the street vendor uniform providing them an opportunity to be part of Smart City development process. The uniforms were intended to be worn by all the registered street vendors to bring uniformity and regulation in street vending.