Chandigarh , Nov 18 (UNI) The Punjab Government today finalised the details of the project to link Takht Sri Kesgarh Sahib at Anandpur Sahib with Takht Hazoor Sahib in Nanded (Maharashtra) through an inter-state highway to be known as Guru Gobind Singh Marg.
The details were finalised in a high level meeting presided over by Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal here.
While giving the details of the meeting media advisor to the Chief Minister, Mr Harchran Bains informed that Mr Badal had already taken up this matter of Union Government and a meeting on the subject to be chaired by Union Home Minister was scheduled to be held in New Delhi on November 23.
The new highway would linkup with the portion connecting Takh Kesgarh Sahib with Takht Hazoor Sahib and the Marg would commemorate the journey of the 10th Guru Gobind Singh from Takht Damdama Sahib in Talwandi Sabo to Hazoor Sahib. He further informed that this Marg would have many land marks where the 10th Guru stayed during the course of his journey.
This would also be the first inter-state highway to connect three of the five Sikh Takhts of Keshgarh Sahib, Damdama Sahib and Hazoor Sahib.
It may be recalled here that Punjab Government had constituted a 10-member committee comprising academicians and scholars in Sikh history as well as geographical experts to collect authentic information and identify the travel-route of Guru Gobind Singh in coordination with SGPC and other local Gurudwara Parbandhak Committees etc. The committee has identified and delineated this path on which the Guru traveled from Anandpur Sahib to Nanded.
Prominent amongst those who were present in the meeting included senior Akali leader Prem Singh Chandumajra, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister D S Guru, Secretary PWD (B&R) Karan Avtar Singh, Dr Dalbir Singh Dhillon, Chairman, Punjab School Education Board and Dr Balwant Singh Dhillon.