Chandigarh to have Garden of Springs

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Chandigarh, Feb 8 (PTI) The Ministry of Tourism hassanctioned Rs 311.50 lakh for setting up a ''Garden of Spring''in Chandigarh here.

"The concept of Garden of Springs in Sector 53 will bedeveloped by a team of College of Architecture to make it amajor tourist spot in the southern sectors of Chandigarh,"Secretary Tourism Ram Niwas said.

A Tourist Reception Centre will be constructed at acost of about Rs 65 lakh, an official spokesman said.

For the convenience of tourists, new parking area willbe constructed along with walkways throughout the Garden at acost of over Rs 50 lakh.

The Ministry of Tourism has released Rs 50 lakh forbeautification and stone pitching of N Choe passing throughthe Garden.

The Garden of Spring will show case more than 150species of flowering trees, shrubs and different kinds offlowering creepers providing an opportunity to the visitorsand tourists to enjoy the flora of Chandigarh.

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