Haryana to develop new tourist spots
The hilly and somewhat backward Morni and Pinjore regions of Haryana falling in Panchkula district would be developed on priority basis as the government has approved a special package of Rs. 3 crore and the emphasis would be on projecting them as tourist destinations. Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda announced the package after visiting Tikkar Tal Tourist Complex at Morni. Senior officers disclosed that development works would be carried out in 20 Morni and eight Pinjore villages. Also, a three-km road would be constructed from Belwali village to Sergujran and from Meerpur to Tikkar which would benefit residents of about 50 villages. Instructions were issued to maintain the natural scenic beauty of Morni especially the Tourist Complex by de-silting the water body and constructing a retaining wall to prevent landslides during the rainy season. Officials of the Tourism Department said that the old Thakur Dwar Temple located close to the Tourist Complex would be renovated through Shri Mata Mansa Devi Shrine Board. Meanwhile, the State government has agreed in principle to provide 25 acres of land in the National Capital Region near Delhi to the Union Tourism Ministry for setting up an Indian Culinary Institute. The land would be provided on the condition that 50 per cent seats in the institute would be reserved for the students of Haryana. Moreover, the Haryana Tourism would rebuild the Surkhab Tourist Complex, Sirsa and Bulbul Tourist Complex, Jind. Also, an Integrated Tourism Resort would be developed at Madhogarh Fort in Mahendergarh district under Public Private Partnership mode.
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