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Wagah border check post set for a facelift; to seat more than 13,000 visitors

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By Newsgram Staff Writer

The viewers’ gallery at the famous Wagah border in Punjab will be increasing its seating capacity soon. The numbers of seats will rise from the present 5,000 to 13,525.

In the first phase of the project a new gallery, museum, exhibition space cum souvenir shop, 20 bedded room lounge, 31 seater conference hall, dining hall with kitchen, 11 rooms and a barrack for guards will be constructed. The CPWD has been sanctioned Rs 24 crore for the same.

In the later phase, cafeteria, musical fountain, statue area, covered waiting area for visitors, toilet blocks, visitors parking and landscaping besides four lifts in the gallery will be built.

The work will be taken in parts so that sufficient space will be available for the visitors during all stages of construction for watching the sun set view.

The foundation stone for the new gallery was laid by Home Minister Rajnath Singh in the presence of Chief Minister of Punjab Parkash Singh Badal on March 22, 2015.

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According to the Forest Survey of India-2017, 35,853 acres of more land has been brought under green cover in Punjab.

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Punjab, the first state in India to launch a mobile app ‘i-Hariyali’ to supply free saplings, has provided 13 lakh saplings to people through this endeavour so far, Forest Minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot said on Sunday.

He said 325,000 online orders were received through the app, with more than three lakh people downloading it on their smartphones.

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A total of 32 lakh saplings were supplied under the ‘Ghar-Ghar Hariyali’ campaign as well as through the app, the Minister said.

Dharmsot urged the people to take up plantation and distribution of saplings on important occasions like birthdays.

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According to the Forest Survey of India-2017, 35,853 acres of more land has been brought under green cover in Punjab. (IANS)

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