₹ 5 crore plan to preserve Historic Samba Fort

The Jammu and Kashmir government on Saturday said a detailed project report has been prepared for preservation of historic Samba Fort in the state which will cost ₹ 4.95 crores.

A detailed project report has been prepared to develop Samba Fort as a prominent place of tourist attraction, said Housing, Horticulture and Culture minister Raman Bhalla.

Raman Bhalla has said that a detailed project report of ₹ 4.95 crore has been prepared for preservation of the historical Samba Fort which was constructed by Maharaja Suchet Singh in 1822 and develop it as a prominent place of tourist attraction.

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He said the government has earmarked corpus fund of ₹ 50 crore for meeting the expenditure on conservation and preservation of rich heritage assets of the state.

Bhalla said measures are afoot to bring all heritage sites on tourism map of Jammu and Kashmir.

He said the government has declared 39 monuments as state protected heritage sites, adding that a whopping amount is being expended on the restoration and conservation of these heritage sites. He said that all the regions of the State have their own distinct identity and cultural heritage, which is being protected and showcased as heritage tourism.

For boosting tourism in Jammu region, the Minister said that Government has created modern line wayside facilities for pilgrims and tourists in every spots. He said that a number of measures are being taken to develop new tourism spots and conserve century old monuments of the region.

Samba Fort-Crying for Restoration
Samba Fort-Crying for Restoration

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