Chandigarh: Punjab government has given a facelift to the stretch from the historic Town hall to the Golden Temple in Amritsar with the beautification of roads and recreation of facade of 170 buildings surrounding Darbar Sahib.
An official spokesman here said under this project of beautification costing Rs 160 crore, a uniform architectural theme of the entire street gives a grand look akin to the city of Amritsar.
“For the first time in the country, almost 170 buildings on the heritage street surrounding Harmandir Sahib have been given a facelift which displays an art and heritage of Punjab,” he said.
“It also represents the value of freedom struggle by erecting a unique rock sculpture in front of Jallianwala Baghwhich which will be lit with an eternal flame of freedom struggle,” he said.
The crossings known as Fuwara Chowk, which once had the statue of Queen Victoria of England has been redeveloped, he said.
A mammoth statue of erstwhile Maharaja Ranjit Singh has also been installed.
Another highlight of the project will be the transformation of the facade of the Saragarhi parking area with an electronic signage equipped with LED video.
It will screen Gurbani recital from Golden temple for one hour daily, he said.
A plaza at the main entrance of the Golden Temple is being developed at a cost of Rs 250 crore and also an interpretation centre is also being developed at a cost of Rs 50 crore, he said. PTI
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