Mrunal Manmay Dash

The historic Bali Yatra bearing the maritime glory of ancient Kalingan empire kicked off in Cuttack on Tuesday evening.

The event was inaugurated by Odisha Information & Public Relations Minister Pradeep Amat in the presence of Cuttack Mayor Subash Singh, Cuttack MPBhartruhari Mahtab, Jagatsinghpur MP Rajashree Mallick and Minister Ranendra Pratap Swain.

The nine-day event is one of the most sought-after fairs in the coastal Odisha region.

As the mega event is organised after a gap of two years, a number of measures have been undertaken by the district administration and Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC), Commissionerate Police and other stake holders to make Bali Yatra a grand success.

Excitement is also high among visitors from Cuttack and other parts of the state as Bali Yatra has a lot to offer and provides good business opportunities to artisans, traders and other self-help groups.

Security arrangements at place:

50 platoons of police force to be deployed for traffic and law and order during Bali Yatra.

20 aid posts and 4 support centers.

Special women’s team for the protection of women visitors.

Provision of wheelchairs for senior citizens and divyangs.

Watch towers and CCTV cameras installed for effective surveillance.

(Reported By Pravat Bisoi, OTV)