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Haryana Govt to promote religious tourism in Kurukshetra

Statesman News Service | Chandigarh |

The Haryana government has planned to strengthen the infrastructure in Kurukshetra to promote religious tourism and attract tourists from the country and abroad.

An official spokesperson said here on Sunday that the tourist spots are being given a face-lift with added facilities for the convenience of tourists. The Haryana Tourism Department has decided to spend Rs 38.31 Crore on the beautification of BrahmSarover and Rs 32.33 Crore on Jyotisar under various schemes. “Under the SwadeshDarshan Scheme of the Union government, an amount of Rs 97.34 Crore had been allocated for the Sri Krishna Circuit out of which Rs 32 Crore had been spent on the development of BrahmSarovar, Jyotisar, Narkaataari, SanniihitSarovar and beautification of Kurukshetra city”, added the spokesperson.

Under the scheme, construction work on the multi-speciality Tourist Information Centre costing Rs 1.20 Crore near Nanda Smarak and parking area in the south at Brahmsarovar costing Rs 1.25 Crore is apace, added the spokesperson. In addition, lighting work around the main gate and on the periphery costing Rs five Crore, construction of  seven toilets in the peripheral area, and four in the parking area costing Rs 5.25 Crore, and construction of all seven main entry gates and floor  area costing Rs 4.25 Crore is also in progress.