CHANDIGARH, MAY 14: Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Friday announced Malerkotla, a Muslim-dominated area, would be the 23rd district of the state.
He made the announcement while greeting Muslim community on the occasion of Eid.
The Chief Minister also announced Rs 500 crore for a medical college, a girl’s college, all-women police station and a bus stand for the historic town.
He said the medical college will be christened as Sher Mohammed Khan medical college and initially Rs 50 crore was being sanctioned for it.
He said that the government will restore 150-year-old Mubarak Manzil Palace of Malerkotla, for which the state had written to Agha Khan foundation.
“The monument will be protected, restored and renovated by the Punjab government, as per the last wish of Begum Munawwar-ul-Nisa, the wife of last Nawab of Malerkotla, who has handed over the private property to the government,” the CM said, adding that the Cabinet had already given its nod for the acquisition, conservation and use of the palace for tourism on Monday.
[Live] from the State Level Program to greet the people of Punjab on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. https://t.co/ZJ3OT5AgPf— Capt.Amarinder Singh (@capt_amarinder) May 14, 2021