Asserting that the state government was committed to developing Ludhiana as a tourism hub, Dakha MLA Manpreet Singh Ayali on Sunday said that several new projects to promote tourism in the city were underway.
He said that the state government was in the process of setting up a Rs 27-crore lion safari project, a casino, and a Rs 600 crore recreational amusement park at Mattewara. “All these projects will be completed soon and employment for local youths will be generated,” he added.
While presiding over trials of paragliding, he said that earlier the city residents had to visit other states for enjoying adventure sports activities but now they could enjoy these in Ludhiana.
An adventure sports academy would be set up under the guidance of Capt Sudesh Kumar, who has been into this profession of adventure sports and mountaineering for several years. The academy would organise parasailing, paragliding, rock climbing and other such sports for adventure enthusiasts of the city.
Ayali said that the trials of paragliding and parasailing were carried out in the fields of Jhammat village while the actual academy would be set up near Mattewara.