Raisen fort to be developed: Puar

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Bhopal, Dec 6 (UNI) Madhya Pradesh Minister of State for Tourism Tukoji Rao Puar said Raisen fort would be developed in order to promote tourism in Raisen.

Mr Puar, while inaugurating a 'ghat' and a 'public park' built at a cost of Rs 53 lakh at Bhojpur in Raisen district yesterday, said Madhya Pradesh was not lagging behind from the viewpoint of tourism.

Assuring that facilities would be expanded to boost tourism, he said the fort would be developed along with other tourist spots like Sanchi, Bhojpur and Bheembaithaka in Raisen.

''A 'dharamshala' would also be built during the second phase of expansion of facilities,'' said Mr Puar.

MP Rampal Singh and Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation Managing Director Ashwini Lohani were also present on the occasion.

Meanwhile, official sources said development of tracking route, view point, parking area, had started as a part of development of Patalkot in Chhindwara district.

According to official information, the Centre has approved Rs 3.25 crore for the purpose. The forest department will look after development of Patalkot besides managing 'camping site' for tourists.

UNI

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