Punjab govt spend Rs 600 cr on beautification of Amritsar

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Punjab government would spend Rs 500-600 crore on the beautification and overall development of the holy city of Amritsar. Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal today informed that all projects being executed in the city, which are development oriented, would be completed within next three months.

Interacting with media at Amritsar today, Badal informed that special emphasis would be laid on development of heritage hotel, Bus Rapid Transport System, Solid Waste Management system and electric parking in Amritsar.

Divulging more, he said that the Urban Haat and Gobindgarh Fort would be developed as ourist centers.

It is important to mention here that Urban Haat has been developed by Punjab Urban development Authority (PUDA) in league with Indian National Trust for Art & Cultural Heritage (INTACH) with the primary purpose of preserving cultural, artistic and culinary traditions of Punjab.

He told that his recent China visit has been very fruitful as 5-6 companies are ready for establishing cycle plant in the state. Disclosing more, he said that a cycle plant would be coming up in Ludhiana in 300 acres which would produce 15 lakh cycles and provide employment to 1 lakh people. He also said that a quilt plant would be set up in Amritsar at a cost of Rs 200 crore employing 2000 people. He also announced opening up of investment office in China by the state government to attract more investments for the state.

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