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Chandigarh College of Architecture to prepare Saraswati riverfront design

Haryana Saraswati Heritage Development Board (HSHDB) has given the responsibility of preparing the design for the Saraswati riverfront to Chandigarh College of Architecture (CCA) which is affiliated with the Panjab University (PU), Chandigarh. After the design of this riverfront is readied by the CCA team it will submit a report to HSHDB and the work of the project will be started at a fast pace.

HSHDB has prepared a plan to develop Pipli, the entrance of Kurukshetra as a tourism destination. Under this plan, the Pipli Saraswati channel will be developed as a tourist destination, at the same place from where the holy Saraswati river used to flow thousands of years ago. This site is to be developed as a riverfront. The plan has been prepared and its budget has also been decided by the government.

It may be recalled here that the Chief Minister of Haryana Manohar Lal Khattar in February had announced the project for revival of Saraswati river, under which Saraswati Dam, Saraswati Barrage and Saraswati Reservoir will be constructed at Adi Badri.

The Saraswati Heritage Development Board was established in 2015 by the state government for research and other works on Saraswati. The main function of this board is to revitalise the river and to highlight Indian cultural heritage across the globe.

At present more than 70 organisations including ISRO, GSI, SOI, ASI, ONGC, NIH Roorkee, BARC and Saraswati River Research Institute are engaged in research work of Saraswati river heritage.

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