Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

The historical Bali Yatra will commence on the banks of river Mahanadi in Cuttack on November 27. The registration process for the allotment of plots for the grand festival will start on October 30.

As per the notification issued by Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC), the registration process for the allotment of plots to patrons will continue from October 30 to November 3.

Patrons have been divided into two categories like premium patrons and gold patrons. While 5,000 sq ft to 10,000 sq ft has been fixed for premium patrons, the space measuring 1,000 sq ft to 5,000 sq ft will be allotted to gold patrons.

Registration for land allotment to the businessmen will continue from November 4-10. A minimum amount of Rs 50 has been fixed per sq ft of space to be leased out to businessmen. Similarly, the patrons will pay Rs 500 per sq ft of space to be leased out.

Makeshift and other such business owners can register by paying Rs 1,000. For swings and other play spaces, the minimum registration fee has been fixed at Rs 25,000.

Notably, the historical Bali Yatra will continue in Cuttack from November 27- December 4.

“We seek cooperation from one and all to execute all the work of Bali Yatra in a team effort. I think it will not be a big challenge for us and the popular Bali Yatra will be celebrated like the previous years,” said Cuttack's new Collector Narahari Sethi.