The Punjab Heritage and Tourism Promotion Board has made a great effort to provide more tourists for tourists in the Chhatbir Zoo. Now the image of the zoo has changed to full form. The total cost of this project is Rs 7.90 crores. This project will be completed by 26th of January and Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh will formally inaugurate it. This disclosure reveals tourism and culture affairs minister Navjot Singh Sidhu while talking to reporters after taking stock of this project in Zoo today. On this occasion, Sidhu visited the entire zoo to showcase new projects by mediapersons.
Sidhu said that the tourism and culture department is changing the image of 55 different historical, religious and tourist places present in the state for religious pilgrims and tourists. Under this, zoos have been rejuvenated for facilitating wildlife tourists. With a sum of 7.90 million zoos has become a tourist attraction for tourists. He said that the number of tourists coming here in the last two-three years has increased from 2.55 lakhs per year to eight and eight lakhs. He said that after the completion of the new project, the number of tourists is reaching 10 lakhs.
Sidhu said that the gateway has been designed with the theme of handling wild animals and with the main gate, tree and animal lines have been made. The ticket counter is also designed. A great food plaza with four multibrands has been arranged in which the facility of seating on the outside and roof is available. Besides this, the ‘Interception Center’ has been built in which a lobby, two exhibition hall, an audio-video room and clean toilets have been made for women and men. Along with this, interlocked tiles have been installed on the inner sidewalk on the length of 3.5 km. To prevent the shortage of water due to beans, the existing lake has been waterproofed and then revived. A waterfall has been built on Central Island. Sidhu announced that in a year, a state-of-the-art auureurium costing Rs 50 million will be set up here. On this occasion, Chief Secretary Vikas Pratap, Director of Tourism and Culture Affairs, Malvinder Singh Jagi, Chief Chief Vanal Kuldeep Kumar, Chief Forester Basanta Raj Kumar, Field Director of Chattavid, Dr M. Sudhaghar and others were also present.
Letter to Pak on Kartarpur Corridor
Sidhu told that he will write a letter to Kartarpur Sahib corridor to the governments of both countries, not to make hotels around the place where Guru Nanak Dev used to cultivate. There should be no tampering with this holy place. Its original form should be kept as it is.