Dwarka to be developed at expenditure of Rs 36 cr: Vyas

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Jamnagar, Nov 24 (UNI) In a bid to attract pilgrims, Dwarka, one of the famous pilgrimage places of the state, will be developed at a cost of around Rs 36 crore within next two years, Gujarat Tourism Minister Jaynarayan Vyas said here today.

Mr Vyas asserted that the ''Dwarkadheesh Madir Parisar Project'' will be completed within two years in 2010 to coincide with the golden jubilee of the foundation year of the state.

Panch Kui island, Sudama Setu and Hanging pool from Gomti Ghat to Dwarkadhish island, will also be developed in the next two years.

Other development projects connecting to Dwarka will be completed at a cost of Rs 4.11 crore. Thus approximately Rs 12 crore will be spent on new projects for the development of Dwarka, in which Reliance Industries will contribute Rs 7.5 crore, Mr Vyas stated.

Nageshwar Jyotirling Temple, which is 17 kms from Dwarka, will be developed at a cost of Rs 14 crore, whereas Rs 3.80 lakh will be spent for the developement of Okha-Madhi beach, on Dwarka-Jamnagar route, he said.

To spread eco-tourism there are plans to develop Poshitra village (port) with an expenditure of Rs 27 lakh, Mr Vyas added.

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