The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Monday convened a preparatory meeting for the Khandagiri Mela, which will start on February 16 and will continue till February 24.
The civic body informed that plans are afoot to make this year’s fair more attractive. Besides meeting the basic requirement of the saints who will arrive for the mela, the civic body will lay emphasis on setting up temporary bathrooms, toilets, health centres, drinking water facilities, illumination, and an information centre.
The BMC said this year steps would be taken to attract more traders to the mela.
Ahead of Khandagiri Mela, the BMC has launched a drive to make the area encroachment-free. Action is being taken against the encroachers.
The Khandagiri Mela, also known as Magha Saptami Mela witnesses a large congregation of saints coming from different parts of the state and outside.