Punjab | SGPC Will Spend Rs. 254 Crore on Golden Temple, Amritsar

The great shrine of the Sikhs, Golden Temple in Amritsar all set to get renovated. In order to improve the beauty of the shrine, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee will be spending an amount of Rs. 254 crores for the same in this fiscal year 2017-18. Whole of the money will be spent on different areas of the Golden Temple. From beautification to salaries of the staff, all the things will be carried out by this huge amount. As it is one of the most visited shrines of Sikhs, not only Indian but a huge number of foreigners also visit the place.

Where will the money be spent?

Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee is all set to spent Rs. 254 crore of the amount in Golden Temple for various purposes. Seeing the increasing number of devotees in Golden Temple and that too 50% of devotees are not Sikhs, there has been a need for many things in Golden Temple.

  • Beautification of the shrine.
  • Maintaining the grandeur.
  • Paying off the salaries.
  • Serving the langar.
  • Imported lights will be installed in some places.

And much more new initiatives are coming to enhance the beauty of the Golden Temple. Not only this, but the Golden Temple will also get many new things with this amount.

What’s new in Golden Temple?

In this fiscal year, many new projects are in the way to be constructed in the Golden Temple premises that will give a different look to the shrine.

  • Imported lights to be installed in Akal Takht, main sanctum sanctorum, Gurdwara Manji Sahib Diwan Hall, Parkarma and Langar Hall building.
  • 1000 room serai will be built in the Golden Temple.
  • Langar hall is also being upgraded.
  • 66 KV grid substation will also be constructed for uninterrupted power supply.

Rs 6.5 crore will be spent on installation of imported lights and Rs. 14 crore for the grid substation.

The new serai will be constructed in 4 phases and the first phase is expected to be finished by this year only. It is coming up at Akali market. Along with these, new furnishing and electrical gadgets will also be bought for the sake of devotees and an underground parking will also be constructed for the vehicles.

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