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Planning a trip to Amritsar later this year? Don’t miss their new Food Street

Amritsar will soon get a Lahore-like food street for connoisseurs to relish local food, offering unique and aromatic dishes unique to the region. It will be set up at Town Hall within six months.

lifestyle Updated: Feb 11, 2018 10:28 IST
Indo Asian News Service
One of the specialties of Amritsar is their yummy Parathas.(Shutterstock)

Amritsar will soon get a Lahore-like food street for connoisseurs to relish local varieties, offering unique and aromatic flavours that will attract visitors from around the world. Chief Minister Amarinder Singh made the announcement during a visit to the Punjab Food Festival organised in Amritsar.

“With Amritsar, the Guru Ki Nagri, being a major tourist destination, a Food Street of Punjab’s cuisine would be a major added attraction for visitors,” he said, directing Tourism and Culture Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu to work on the project.

Sidhu promised to commence work on it on priority and announced that it will come up at Town Hall within six months. Amritsar is known for its rich tradition and variety of food. Local residents are also famous for their love for food.

On the occasion, the Chief Minister also assured all government support to actor-producer Deepa Sahi, who comes from an Army background, for the development of the historic Gobindgarh Fort, which was opened to the public one year back.

Deepa has been working at the 18th century fort for the past few years to develop the region’s first virtual reality theme park for bringing alive the experience of the past. “The government will join Deepa in further nurturing and evolving the unique live museum, which has emerged as a repository of Punjab’s history,” the Chief Minister said.

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First Published: Feb 11, 2018 10:26 IST