Cuttack: The Cuttack district administration has initiated the process of the Balijatra Riverfront Improvement Project or ‘BARFI’ for the beautification of the Mahanadi riverfront.
The proposal includes setting up of musical fountain, light system, garden, footpath, coffee bar, lavatory, ticket counter and arrangement of special galleries.
The local administration has roped in 54 students of two schools as eco observers to oversee and submit reports to the authorities regarding the development of the 400 acres of land.
The development will be in a phased manner in accordance with the blueprint made by the district authorities of the Government.
The project spreads from Cantonment Police Station to Jobra Maritime Museum.
As around 420-421 acres of the area has been claimed following land reclamation and steps are on to make the entire zone environment-friendly, City DFO, Ashok Mishra informed.