Amritsar: The Punjab government came up with the Master Plan for creating various circuits around Heritage, Freedom Trail, Farm and Ecotourism in the state. The tourism sector with the active help of United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) will be implemented with the financial assistance of Rs 400 crore received from Asian Development Bank (ADB).
Along with that the state tourism department has also identified various projects under Destination Development spread over districts like Sangrur, Patiala, Faridkot, Kapurthala, and Fatehgarh Sahib and Mega Destination Development schemes. The heritage city of Amritsar has been identified for development under the Mega Destination project.
The state tourism department is also in the process of developing birth places of great freedom fighters like Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, Sukhdev, Kartar Singh Saraba, in a project worth Rs 20 crore. The development of a memorial on 16 acres of land at Khatkar Kalan in Nawanshahr District, the birth place of Bhagat Singh is currently under the process. Under the Freedom Trail, it is also planning to develop sites of Anglo-Sikh battles like Aliwal, Ferozeshah, Sobraon, etc.
Besides, a Heritage Village is also being set up in the city at a cost of Rs ten crore on a 12 acre plot offered by Gurunanak University. As part of the conservation of heritage sites, six historic gates of Amritsar city will be renovated and conserved. Conservation and putting into use of Govindgarh Fort is also underway.