Top 30 destinations of Punjab to have a significance world-class tourism spots at an outlay of Rs 590.97 crore informs Punjab Cultural Affairs and Tourism Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu. Out of which 11 places would center of attraction in and around Amritsar. Moreover Sidhu as also claimed that all these projects would be completed within one year. He further informed that Rs 344 crore is being availed as loan a from the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the sanction for which has been granted. On the other end, a sanction of Rs 96.97 crore for revamping religious and historical sites in accordance with the 'Swadesh Darshan Scheme' of the central government has also been accorded. Also, a project of Rs 100 crore has been prepared under 'Mughal Circuit' which aims at developing historical spots connected to the Mughal era. The spots to be developed include Amritsar's Heritage Street, Wagha Border, Gobindgarh Fort, Jallianwala Bagh, Partition Museum, War Memorial, Pul Moran and Maharaja Ranjit Singh Summer Place, while Ropar town has the treaty spot of Maharaja Ranjit Singh and Lord William Bentick, Bathinda Fort, Patti Fort, Bahadurgarh Fort in Patiala and Virasat-E-Khalsa in Sri Anandpur Sahib.
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