The Punjab government has approved a prestigious project worth Rs. 15 Crore to strengthen Kartarpur as a tourist destination under 12th Five Year Plan for the ongoing Sikh Circuit tourism plan in Punjab. Disclosing this here today, Mr. Sarwan Singh Phillaur, Tourism and Cultural Affairs Minister Punjab expressed his gratefulness to the Punjab Chief Minister, S. Parkash Singh Badal, who has formally agreed to this project formulated by the department of Tourism to widen the integrated infrastructure for religious tourism development and improve connectivity to the identified religious tourism circuits. The Minister said that a team has already been sent to Kartarpur to work out the modalities. Giving details of the Kartarpur Tourism Plan, he said that about 12 Crore would be spent on the amplification of the connectivity especially redevelopment of approach road network aimed at providing better facilities to the tourists. Besides this an Interpretation Audio/ Visual center completely equipped with latest technology is also being set up at a cost of 3 Crores. Reiterating Punjab government’s resolve in bringing Punjab prominently on the International tourism Map, Mr. Phillaur said that adequate steps like special marketing strategy, developing tourism circuits and scrutinizing religious trusts to boost religious tourism in the state have been taken by the Punjab government.