Mah Ranjit Singh Bagh to be developed as tourist spot

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Rupnagar, Mar 25 (UNI) The work today began here for developing the Maharaja Ranjit Singh Bagh -- the site of historic meeting between Maharaja Ranjit Singh and then Governor General Lord William Bentik -- as a tourist and cultural centre.

Rupnagar Deputy Commissioner B Purushartha informed that a Rs 3 crore project had been prepared for the development of Rupnagar town as a tourist destination adding that an amount of Rs 90 lakhs had been received by the administration, which would be spent on the development of Maharaja Ranjit Singh Bagh on the banks of Sutlej and historic meeting site relating to Maharaja.

He said under the project, Rs two crore would be spent on the development of Fish Farm at village Katli and Rs 20 lakh would be spent on the development of Herbal Garden at Sadabart.

Giving details about the Rs 90 lakh project, Deputy Commissioner said that footpaths would be constructed along the road Canal Rest house-Headworks road, which would be closed for the vehicular traffic adding that special benches would be installed along the road towards river Sutlej side.

He said that under the project, a new look would be given to Maharaja Ranjit Singh Bagh by providing water bodies, fountains, renovation of old small bridge adding that the parking area in front of the Bagh would also be improved.

Besides, fancy lights would also be installed in the whole area, he said adding that work would be completed by June this year.

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