The Cultural Affairs and Tourism Minister, Punjab, Mr. Navjot Singh Sidhu today paid a visit to the Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Memorial at Chapparchiri and announced Rs. 24 lakh for the development of the place as well as the facilitation of tourists. The minister himself took stock of the conditions around the memorial after the MLA from Mohali Mr. Balbir Singh Sidhu demanded sprucing up of the basic infrastructure and brought to his notice the dilapidated condition of the approach road towards the memorial. Interacting with the mediapersons on the occasion, Mr. Sidhu announced Rs. 12 lakh on the behalf of the Rural Development and Panchayat Minister Mr. Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa for the restoration of the approach road towards the memorial as well as Rs. 12 lakh from his own discretionary quota for the beautification and facilitation of the tourists. He further said that the Punjab Government led by the Chief Minister, Captain Amarinder Singh would develop historical and heritage sites of the State as tourist hubs to attract tourists from both country and abroad.
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