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Amritsar war memorial, heritage village set for grand opening on Oct 23

Punjab chief minister (CM) Parkash Singh Badal will inaugurate the much-awaited War Memorial project in Amritsar on October 23.

punjab Updated: Oct 13, 2016 13:06 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Amritsar war memorial,heritage village,grand opening
An army tank installed at the war memorial in Amritsar. (Gurpreet Singh/HT Photo)

Punjab chief minister (CM) Parkash Singh Badal will inaugurate the much-awaited War Memorial project in Amritsar on October 23.

The project, spread across seven acres of land has a 45-metre high iconic sword, fighter aircrafts and battle tanks to boast of. It also has a 7-D theatre, museum, landscaping, history about wars and the names of the heroes.

The project is among the first major ones to be inaugurated in Amritsar, the city that is undergoing major changes as part of development works ahead of the 2017 assembly polls.

Model of an air force plane. (Gurpreet Singh/HT Photo)

Confirming the development, deputy commissioner (DC) Varun Roojam said, “The War Heroes Memorial is all set for opening on October 23. Arrangements are in place for the inauguration and a function will be organised at the venue to mark the occasion.”


Another ambitious project of Heritage Village that was kicked-off long back is also likely to be inaugurated in the first week of November.

This project built along the National Highway depicts the rural Punjab and is likely to become a major tourist attraction.

Notably, before this on October 24, Punjab deputy chief minister will also inaugurate the entry gate to Amritsar and the beautification project between Town Hall and Golden Temple.

District administration has planned a gala function to throw these projects open.


Platform of the BRTS project at GT road in Amritsar. (Gurpreet Singh/HT Photo)

Meanwhile, even as various projects are reaching the finish line, the Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) that aims at giving a modern public transport system to the residents, is yet to get the inauguration date.

Though a lot of work is complete and major bus stops have also been completed, the administration is yet to decide on the opening.

Deputy commissioner (DC) Varun Roojam said, “We are hopeful that this project will also be completed soon and there is likelihood that this will also be opened in November.”

First Published: Oct 13, 2016 13:05 IST