Punjab Govt. approves Urban Haat for Amritsar

The Punjab Government today decided to establish a unique Urban Haat which will showcase the food, culture as well as handicrafts of the holy city of Amritsar.

Presiding over a meeting held here, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal while reviewing the ongoing development projects in Amritsar said this one of its own kind of haat would house Amritsars as well as Punjabs best eateries and handicrafts.

The haat is expected to come up by July this year.
He said the best such establishments would be invited for this purpose so they could run their ventures in the heart of holy city.
Badal, according to an official release here today, asked the authorities to expedite the tendering and other procedures so that this prestigious project could be dedicated to the people of state.

Reviewing the restoration of Town Hall, Badal said it should be recreated with its rich heritage ambiance along with construction of state-of-the-art Museum and Handicrafts exhibits.

He said this project will be concluded at a cost of Rs 2 crore within stipulated time frame of one year.
Badal said this place will be given traditional heritage look, which would also become an attraction for tourists.
Taking stock of ongoing work of world class facade from Hall Gate to Golden Temple in Amritsar, Badal said this entire passage should be free from electric wires and there should be no wire in the open.

Badal instructed that there should be 100 percent underground electrification. He also gave a deadline of July to complete this ongoing work.



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