Amritsar: The apex Sikh body Sharomani Gurdwara Parbandhik Committee (SGPC) has planned to construct two rest houses of 2000 rooms in the holy city Amritsar Sahib. Site for one of them has been selected while the site for another one is being searched by the SGPC.
Interacting with media in Sangrur on July 17, the SGPC president S. Gobind Singh Longowal informed that keeping in view the rapidly growing arrival of devotees at the holiest Sikh shrine Sri Harmandir Sahib, one rest house will be constructed in Akali Market while the SGPC is searching space for another one.
It is noteworthy here that everyday more than 1,00,000 devotees come to pay obeisance at the sanctum sanctorum Sri Harmandir Sahib. Presently, the devotees from distant places often face problem in getting accommodation, especially on Gurpurabs when the score of devotees sometime crosses even 5,00,000.