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The famous religious fair, annual Magh Saptami Mela, also known as the Khandagiri Mela will start in Bhubaneswar from February 12.

The Commissionerate police decided to make elaborate arrangements for smooth conduct of the 10-day-long fair in Khandagiri.

As per the decision taken at the BMC meeting held yesterday, the security will be tightened inside the ground where the Jatras will be staged. Entire Khandagiri-Udaygiri hills terrain till Jagamara Jatra ground will be under the CCTV surveillance to keep vigil on anti-social activities, possible crimes including loot and molestation.

The fair starts on the seventh day of the month of Magh and attracts thousands of visitors from the city, its outskirts and neighboring districts. The venue is the twin hills of Khandagiri and Udayagiri and has been going on for many years