To promote tourism and develop infrastructure in and around Dharamsala, the Tourism Department will spend Rs 62.66 crore with the assistance of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). View more at #YesPahari.
In a press conference held here, Kangra Deputy Commissioner Chander Prakash Verma said a major project worth Rs 42.61 crore for conserving the prominent temples and upgrading urban infrastructure for tourism in Dharamsala and McLeodganj was going on.
A cultural centre was proposed at Bhagsu and the complex of the ancient Bhagsunag temple would be conserved. Besides, parking facilities and a shopping complex near the DC office and toilets in Kachehri would be built.
“The conservation of Aghanjar Mahadev temple, a tulip garden, Municipal Corporation Park and Dhauladhar convention centre is also proposed under the project,” he said. Under minor sub-heads, Rs 13 crore will be spent on city squares, plazas, viewing deck, compound wall, gates and electrical works,” he said.
The project would be completed by September 2018.
Another tourism project being undertaken with the help of the ADB was restoration and improvement of Chamunda and Bajjreshwari temple precincts and the centre for traditional craft and arts at Nagrota Bagwan with Rs 20.65 crore. He said the major hurdle related to land acquisition in executing the Dharamsala-McLeodganj ropeway had been cleared and it would be submitted for approval of the Centre, Verma said.
“However, another ropeway project connecting Chamunda to Aadi Himani Chamunda may take more time to take off,” said the DC. District Tourism Development Officer Jagan Thakur was also present on the occasion.
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