Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday inaugurated the Indo-Pak border viewing point in Nadabet in Gujarat’s Banaskantha district. Chief Minister Bhupendrabhai Patel and tourism Minister Purnesh Modi were also present on the occasion.
It will be a major tourist attraction built at the cost of Rs 125 crores. The border viewing point will give a first-hand experience for common people to view life at the India-Pakistan border. This viewing point has been built on the lines of the Wagah-Atari border of Punjab.
The idea to develop another border viewing point for tourists was proposed during the tenure of Vijay Rupani as the Chief Minister of Gujarat in 2018. It took three years for the state government to accomplish the project.
Nadabet, as per the Gujarat Tourism website, is a small slice of land jutting into a sprawling lake, where the “Seema Darshan (border viewing) for tourists is organised.
“It offers an opportunity for travellers to see the workings of an army post on the border of India. Some of the activities and sights that will interest the traveller include the retreat ceremony against the backdrop of a glorious orange sunset where the Border Security Force (BSF) jawans put up a gallant show of marching with pride to end another day of guarding the borders,” the website stated.
Before the inauguration, Shah, along with Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel, offered prayer at the Nadeshwari Mata Temple in Banaskantha on Sunday.