State Affairs

Streets to Golden Temple to get heritage look

AMRITSAR: ‘Guru Ki Nagri’ Amritsar wore a different festive kind of a look on Monday when in the media walk conducted here with leading journalists, deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal first showcased the plaza at the main entrance of the Golden Temple, developed at a cost of Rs 250 crore by the Punjab government.

The services of the best architects and consultants from all over the country were hired for undertaking this project of great importance.

On the occasion, Badal said that the Golden Temple remained the single biggest magnet for tourism in not only Amritsar but the entire globe and therefore it was of prime importance to manage these huge footfalls.

He also specially mentioned that Durgiana Mandir would also be beautified and renovated on the similar pattern.

Badal junior announced that in the second phase all streets leading to the Golden Temple would be given heritage look similar to the heritage street. He also announced that in next five years, the whole city would witness a facelift and transformation in true traditional style.

He visited partition museum at Town Hall which brings together memorabilia in shape of photos, files, recorded memories, artefacts and documents related to partition. He also declared that this museum would showcase all aspects of partition for younger generation.

Disclosing more, Badal also highlighted the narrative-based multimedia interpretation centre being built at a cost of Rs 50 crore in the Entrance Plaza of Golden Temple which was the first of its kind anywhere in the country, perhaps the world, to convey the story of Sikh religion and it’s humanitarian philosophy to the visitors in a comprehensive manner using latest state of the art technologies.