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Minister raises objections over ADB-funded tourism project at Dharamsala

Dharamsala, Aug 20 (PTI) Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs Minister Kishan Kapoor today raised serious objections over the selection of the site and quality of construction work at a tourism project, funded by the Asian Development Bank.

Kapoor today visited the Tulip Garden project which is being developed close to the Noudrani rivulet at Narwana on the outskirts of the city.

"It is clear wastage of Rs 7 crore sanctioned by the Asian Development Bank for development of tourism in the area," the minister observed after the visit.

The beauty of such a garden could have added to the attraction of the Smart City but its development in a rivulet is a bad idea as it would wash away of if there is flood, Kapoor, who is MLA from Dharamsala, explained.

He added that the cemented approach road is already damaged at several points.

The minister said blamed the concerned department and the contractor for the bad quality of work done so far, while stressing that misuse of funds will not be allowed.

Kapoor further said that the project was passed the Dhumal government in 2008. The project started in the previous Congress-led government's regime. PTI CORR DPB MR MR

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