Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has asked the district administration to speed up the construction work of a minaret and restoration work of a historic rest house in the district.
Sources said the Chief Minister had asked the administration to complete the construction of the Bhai Randhir Singh Minar at Narangwal village and restoration of the historic rest house at Bassian village in Raikot within next six months. The GLADA would sanction funds for both the projects.
The minaret would be constructed at a cost of Rs 1.5 crore. Rs 40 lakh for the project has already been released and the Punjab Works Department (PWD) has been asked to construct it.
The historic rest house at Bassian village, where Maharaja Dalip Singh had stayed for sometime before he was exiled to England, was in dilapidated condition and Intac Solutions, an architectural firm from Delhi, has been entrusted to conserve the historical building. The total cost of the project would be Rs 3 crore and the GLADA had already released Rs 2 crore for preservation of the building.
Shivani Bhakoo, Tribune News Service, Ludhiana, June 4