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Badal reviews restoration work at Bassian Kothi

Chief minister Parkash Singh Badal reviewed the ongoing restoration work at Bassian Kothi near Raikot on Saturday. During his visit to inspect the work at the 200-year-old heritage monument Bassian Kothi, Badal said the state government was committed for the restoration of all buildings with historical and religious significance in Punjab.

punjab Updated: Sep 20, 2014 22:39 IST
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Chief minister Parkash Singh Badal reviewed the ongoing restoration work at Bassian Kothi near Raikot on Saturday. During his visit to inspect the work at the 200-year-old heritage monument Bassian Kothi, Badal said the state government was committed for the restoration of all buildings with historical and religious significance in Punjab.

Bassian Kothi is being developed into a memorial in remembrance of Late Maharaja Dalip Singh, the last Sikh Maharaja.

Accompanied by senior district administration officials, the CM visited Bassian Kothi located near Raikot after attending Jathedar Jagdev Singh Talwandi's funeral. Maharaja Dalip Singh was kept in captivity at Bassian Kothi after he was arrested by the British in 1849 prior to his exile.


The CM directed the officials concerned that all roads leading to Bassian Kothi should be widened. He also said the state government would spend around rs 6 crore for the restoration of this historical monument.

It was in the 2011, when the state government engaged the services of Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) for the restoration work.

Cabinet minister Sharanjit Singh Dhillon, and adviser to the CM Mahesh Inder Singh Grewal were also present during his visit.