Amritsar: Parkash Singh Badal to inaugurate ‘Heritage Street’ today

All set to be the city’s new attraction, the once congested stretch is now a revamped, no-vehicle zone with a new “heritage” facade to each of the 170 shops within it.

Written by KAMALDEEP SINGH BRAR | Amritsar | Published:October 25, 2016 5:14 am
Heritage Street, Heritage Street amritsar, Amritsar Town Hall, Golden Temple, Golden Temple Amritsar, india news Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal’s showpiece “dream project”, Sukhbir led a media team on the walkway this evening, with the proceedings filmed by drone cameras.

It took 330 days and over 1,200 people to create the 800 metre walkway from Amritsar’s Town Hall to the Golden Temple, to be known as Heritage Street after its inauguration on Tuesday. All set to be the city’s new attraction, the once congested stretch is now a revamped, no-vehicle zone with a new “heritage” facade to each of the 170 shops within it.

A day before Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal formally inaugurates the stretch, his son and Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal’s showpiece “dream project”, Sukhbir led a media team on the walkway this evening, with the proceedings filmed by drone cameras.

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“This is the first phase of my vision to create a heritage street on the pattern of Europe. In the second phase, if re-elected, all roads leading to Golden temple from Hall Gate will be redone on the same pattern within a year and a half,” he said.

J S Sodhi, Executive Engineer, Public Works Department, Amritsar who was incharge of the project, told The Indian Express the “record time” in which the Heritage Street was completed. “We worked round the clock to ensure that this street is completed in less than a year. Otherwise, such a project would have easily taken more than two years. We engaged the best teams of architects and consultants,” he said.

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    jati
    Oct 25, 2016 at 3:32 pm
    These UNeducated Corrupt Badal peasants Have Totally Destro the once Holy city of amritsar Its old historic bazaars and Gullys and Architecture going Back to the days of the Moghals.the British raj,By putting There ugly black mark on everything.Mrs chawla a local bjp politician was 150 per cent correct in attacking this rubbish Development And she knows Best as its her City the Timeline of the punjab No chief minister From The congress Or akali-dal longowal ever Tampered With History untill this Clown Father and son duo Came On The scene In 1997 with the Help of The jan sanghs who are Rueing the day.
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      SUNIL
      Oct 25, 2016 at 3:50 pm
      ONE IS SURPRISED LOCAL MP FOR AMRITSAR CAPTAIN AMRINDER SINGH DIDNT SPEAK UP AGAINST THIS CHEAP AND CHEARFUL EGO TRIP OF THIS PUNK RULING GOVT ONLY MRS LAXMI CHAWLA WHOs FAMILY HAS DONE A GREAT SERVICE TO THE PEOPLE OF AMRITSAR OVER THE YEARS.
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