The State Government has released Rs. 4.9 crore for the development of the historical Rajhansgad fort in Belgaum taluk.
Announcing this here on Monday, Sanjay Patil, MLA (Belgaum Rural), who laid the foundation stone to mark commencement of construction works on various infrastructure development works at the fort site earlier in the day, said the Government has decided to develop the fort into a major tourist destination. Accordingly, it has provided funds to create infrastructure facilities for the convenience of visitors.
Deputy Commissioner Ekroop Caur said the fort had been neglected all these years.
However, it is bound to grow into a major tourist attraction in the days to come. A garden will also come up at the fort, she said adding that Mr. Patil was trying to get additional funds from the Government to repair the cave linking the Rajhansgad and Belgaum forts.