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Plan to beautify Gambhir riverfront into tourist hub

Times Of India Feb 28, 2017, 07:48 IST TNN

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JAIPUR: Looking at the successful implementation of turning Sabarmati riverfront into a picnic spot, the directorate of local bodies (DLB) took a cue from the project and proposed to beautify and develop the Gambhir river in Chittorgargh district.

On Monday , a presentation was given by a private firm to restore and beautify the riverfront in Chittorgargh . It was informed , river flows in 3-km area of Chittorgargh town. A bridge is also constructed on the portion of river which has a historical value.

Urban Development and Housing (UDH) minsiter Srichand Kriplanai said, " Chief minister Vasundra Raje has expressed to develop the riverfront into an international tourist spot. The project has been designed to fulfil her expectations."

In phase-1, 600 metre of the riverfront will be developed. The firm has estimated cost of Rs 13 crore to initiate the pilot project.

As per the proposal, a children's park, cycle track, herbal park, yoga garden, open-air gym, boating, parking will be developed under the project. As many domestic and international tourist come to visit Chittorgargh, this would be an added feature.

Local self government (LSG) principal secretary Manjit Singh directed the district collector to develop the project on public private and partisanship (PPP) mode. "The project is expected to be implement in one year. The project would help to boost the international tourism and restore the project," said a senior DLB official.

Further discussing the importance of project an official informed, " In past few years there is unregulated construction in the close periphery of the river. Moreover, many areas have also become a dumping ground. The project would preserve and conserve the catchment area."

This would be second project in the state , which will be replicate the Sabarmati riverfront. The Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) has already started rejuvenation work of Dravyavati river on similar grounds.

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