Attari-Wagah road checkpost to be tourist destination

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Chandigarh, Nov 27 (UNI) The Punjab government will develop area around the Indian side of the Attari-Wagah border as a global tourism destination centre.

A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal here today.

The government also decided to focus on the preservation and maintenance of a network of major religious and cultural heritage sites across the state to highlight Punjab's unique historical identity.

In addition, the state's ancient cultural life would also be replicated through projects like building heritage village. One such heritage village is already coming up near Amritsar.

Disclosing this, Mr Harcharan Bains, Media Advisor to Chief Minister said services of world renowned experts in tourism infrastructure would be engaged to design and develop a sprawling tourist facility with state-of-the-art recreation gadgetry, gardens, parking spaces, restaurants and hotels near the site and along the Amritsar-Attari road.

Mr Bains said while the daily Retreat Ceremony at Attari-Wagah road checkpost would continue to be the focal point of tourist attraction, the government would use it to showcase state's culture and broadbase tourism activity on and near the site.

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