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Construction of Rohtas Fort Bypass to start in two months

June 27, 2021

LAHORE : Construction of 3.1 kilometer Rohtas Fort Bypass that was approved by PDWP will start within two months. The bypass will provide ease of movement to tourists for visiting the historical site.

This was stated during a meeting chaired by Adviser to Chief Minister Punjab on Tourism Asif Mehmood at Rohtas Fort, Jhelum district.

The meeting was attended by Tourism and Archaeology Department Secretary Capt (r) Mushtaq Ahmad, Archaeology Punjab DG Ilyas Gill, Jhelum DC Rao Pervaiz Akhtar, Director Archaeology Maqsood Ahmad and other senior officials.

It was stated that Tourism Information Center (TIC) will be constructed to provide information and history of the fort. The façade of the houses inside the village will be converted into traditional design by PTEGP.

The tourism secretary said, “In order to promote adventure tourism glamping pods should be established outside the fort.

Solar panels will be installed for provision of uninterrupted power facility and the Sher Shah Suri Museum to be upgraded,” he added.

In addition, an appropriate area will be allotted for parking services to the tourists and other visitors.

Asif Mehmood issued instructions to the officers to reserve a proper parking area for tourists. He was given briefing on installation of signage and directional boards on GT Road by PTEGP.

The tourism adviser also issued instructions to the officers to increase facilities for tourists outside the fort along the bypass having international standard food outlets and washrooms

The estimated cost of the projects by PTEGP at Rohtas Fort will be approximately Rs1 billion, whereas approximate cost on Archaeology Department’s ventures will be Rs256 million.