Bali Yatra festival begins in Cuttack

Cuttack: The historic Bali Yatra began in Cuttack with people thronging the festival in large numbers. The annual event was officially inaugurated today by Odisha Finance Minister Shashi Bhusan Behera.

This year, Bali Yatra event is being organized on 44 acre land and features over 1300 stalls. Moreover, the eateries at the fair are also a top attraction for the visitors.

This year, the district administration has made arrangements for free bus rides for visitors to the festival from Chahata and Trisulia squares in the city.

For smooth and disciplined movement of visitors, the administration has made multiple entry and exit points to the festival, sources added.

“The occasion of Bali Yatra this year will be a unique experience for people as it is being held alongside Men’s Hockey World Cup. The festival will play an integral role in creating a new identity for Odisha on the world business map,” Behera said.