Over Rs 33 crore To Be Invested In Beautification Of UP’s Heritage Sites
Lucknow, Sep 5 (TNA) The Central government under its 'Swadesh Darshan Scheme' has allocated a total of Rs 33.17 crore to improve the infrastructure, enhance the attraction and ensure tourist security at the heritage sites of Uttar Pradesh, which are known as the land of Lord Ram, Krishna, Buddha, Kabir and Mahavir Jain.
The tourist attractions being renovated include the invincible Kalinjar fort, located in Banda district, which is about 1500 years old and one of the largest forts in the country - Shaheed Sthal Chauri Chaura (Gorakhpur) built in memory of the martyrs who gave a U-turn to the war of independence - Martyrs Memorial in Meerut built in the memory of martyrs who started the war of independence back in 1857 and Sloam Chaupal in Muzaffarnagar.
Confirming the same, Principal Secretary Tourism Mukesh Meshram said, "It is expected that during the month of September 2021, the ongoing projects at all the sites would be completed," adding, "The heritage of a country and state and the great men associated with it are the sources of inspiration for the people there, especially for the younger generation."
The Central and State governments have embarked on the ambitious endeavour to improve the overall experience of domestic and international tourists coming to visit these heritage sites connected with the heritage circuit to ensure that they return to their homelands with a better image and memories of these places.