Friday 25 September 2009

Punjab CM approves mega tourism destination project for Amritsar


Punjab CM approves mega tourism
destination project for Amritsar
KANWAL PREET KAUR
Thursday, 24 September 2009
CHANDAIGARH: The Punjab Government has given green signal to Rs. 26 crore Mega Tourism Project for the integrated development of Amritsar city.
A decision to this effect has been taken in a meeting by the Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal here after a detailed Power Point presentation made by the Punjab Tourism and Cultural Affairs Department in the presence of Tourism and Cultural Affairs Minister Hira Singh Gabria.
Principal Secretary Geetika Kalha informed in the meeting that under this mega plan, 4 projects would be taken up that included conservation of the Historic Gates and the Town Hall along with the Heritage Trail through the Walled City and setting up of the Heritage village at Amritsar.
She apprised the Chief Minister that besides conserving the Town Hall Building to act as a catalyst for future development and revitalization of the walled city, an integrated urban design in the vicinity of the Gates that included new pavements, lighting, wrought iron benches and lampposts etc. was also planned which would to be undertake by the local administration.
A museum to display the rich heritage of the Punjab in general and Amritsar in particular would also be set up to showcase artifacts from the state.
The Chief Minister directed the Amritsar Mayor Shwait Malik to extend full support and cooperation to the department for the successful completion of this Mega Project.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks it's really a great news. There are large number of tourists visiting Amritsar every year. The lavish and legendary Golden Temple is Amritsar's main claim to fame. For reasonable accommodation, check out these budget hotels in Amritsar.

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