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Posted at: Feb 6, 2015, 2:44 AM; last updated: Feb 6, 2015, 2:06 AM (IST)

Siswan to be tourism hub

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, February 5

The state government has approved a plan to develop Siswan and its surrounding forest areas in the Shivalik foothills on the outskirts of Chandigarh as an eco-tourism hub.

An official spokesperson said the project would be set up under the PPP mode. It would be spread in 12.5 acre forest area and have a 6.5-km trek from the Irrigation Department guest house at Siswan dam to the Mirzapur forest rest house.

It would also have facilities such as a cafeteria, water sports, eco-huts and a nature trail/trek. It would also have recreational and entertainment facilities, including a kids corner, bird watching spots and rappelling (climbing skill) options.

The work on the project would begin immediately after getting approval from the Ministry of Environment and Forests.

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