Rs 1100 cr project to revive Surajkund and Badkhal lakes

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Chandigarh, Sep 12 (UNI) The Centre has approved a mega project to revive Surajkund and Badkhal lakes in Faridabad district of Haryana at a cost of Rs 1100 crore to tap the tourism potential of the state.

Haryana Minister of State for Tourism Kiran Choudhry today said the Central government would undertake the project for the revival of these two lakes under a major project launched by it to revive "dying" lakes and waterbodies in the National Capital Region (NCR).

She said that the revival of the Surajkund lake would further increase the tourist attraction, especially during the Annual Handicraft Surajkund Mela.

The Faridabad Municipal Corporation had been nominated as a nodal agency to implement this project, she added.

The Minister said the increase in the tourist facilities in the NCR region would definitely go a long way in further stregthning the economy of the state.

It would also leave a good impression of Haryana in the minds of the players who would come to participate in the Asian Games to be held in New Delhi in the year 2010, she added.

UNI

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