BHUBANESWAR: With temperature in the Capital City soaring, the citizen-centric event Raahgiri will be held in a new form and at a different timing on the Janpath from Sunday onward. The event will start at 6 am and finish at 9.30 am, an hour earlier than the previous three Raahgiris.
The activities will now be organised on the road adjacent to Swosti Hotel and not at the bus bays on the opposite end which remains sunny during the morning hours. The events will be organised on the road along Swosti in 20 different zones as decided by the civic authorities.
Two stages for performances like songs and other activities will be located near Satyam Shivam Sundaram showroom and Marrion Hotel as per the new plan. Gaming activities like cricket will be accommodated on the by-lanes of Janpath between Sriya Talkies and Pen Hospital.
Nodal officer for Raahgiri Bhabani Shankar Chayani said “For cyclists and roller skaters, the road adjacent to Giri Durga temple will be used. The service lanes and by-lanes of that side would also be used if there is need for any additional space.”
Institutions willing to participate in Raahgiri Day events on February 7 can submit their expression of interest letters to email@example.com latest by Friday 6 pm so that they can be registered with the civic body and the event managers of the programme, Chayani added.
Unregistered institutions will be barred from taking part in the activity area and use of microphones and sound systems will be banned to avoid noise pollution during the events, said Chayani. These decisions were taken at a preparatory meeting of Bhubaneswar Development Authority on Wednesday.