Ayodhya to be developed as tourist hub

New Delhi: Tourism Ministry has sanctioned a project for development of Ayodhya in Faizabad as a tourist destination.

The Rs 498-lakh project includes providing basic amenities and improvement of Parikarma Marg and provision of tourist shelters along Chauda Kosi Parikarma Marg.

The project sanctioned in 2008-09 also includes improvement and beautification of Suraj Kund, Vidha Kund, Ganesh Kund, Sita Kund, Hanuman Kund, Manu Kund, Mani Kund and Agni Kund, Tourism Minister of State Sultan Ahmed said in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.

The ministry has released Rs 398.40 lakh so far in the project.

He said implementation and monitoring of projects is the responsibility of the state government.