Vehicles banned on part of MG Road on Feb 14

Vehicles banned on part of MG Road on Feb 14

Series of activities planned for the Open Day

Vehicles banned on part of MG Road on Feb 14
Come February 14, you can walk freely on the ever-busy and bustling MG Road, you can buy handicrafts and have food from the stalls set up on either side of the road, shake a leg or two to peppy numbers to be belted out by music bands and much more.

For the Directorate of Urban Land Transport (DULT) will organise MG Road Open Day. On the second Sunday of this month people can walk the stretch between Anil Kumble Circle and Brigade Road junction from 9 am to 9 pm without facing the risk of being hit by the vehicles.

“We had earlier organised a Cycle Day and an Open Day at HSR Layout. Now, we plan to take the concept to the iconic MG Road. All vehicles will be banned on the stretch from Anil Kumble Circle to Brigade Road junction. The idea is to create a carnival atmosphere,” said Chairperson of DULT V Manjula.

On this day, the movement of all motorised vehicles is restricted within an identified area/street. In order to support travel needs, the BMTC will provide additional bus services and also services to Metro stations. Emergency vehicles such as ambulances, fire brigade and police are allowed on the street.

A series of cultural activities is planned for the day. The street will come alive with music, performing arts, visual arts, sporting activities. Apart from these, there is something for shopoholics too. In a bid to encourage local craftspersons, stalls will be set up to help them sell the curated handmade art and craft products. And there will be food carts and stalls to satiate your taste buds. 

A limited number of kiosks/stalls will be allotted on first-come-first-serve basis at nominal price. The amount collected is to defray the cost of conducting the event, and not generate profits.

The registration office will set at the Metro Rangoli Art Centre from February 4, 2016, to enable registration of stalls from 11 am to 4 pm on all days including Sunday. Further details can be obtained from the registration office.

The Open Street initiative encourages musicians, performing artistes, visual artistes and skaters among others to showcase their skills. There is no entry fee for the performing artistes and the registration will be limited. The participation form will be available at the Rangoli Metro Art Center office. For registration of stalls, contact: Metro Rangoli Art Center, MG Road. For details call: 080-22969265, P V Manjunath (9591100445) and Zohaib (9916261224).