"Funds will not be a problem with NRIs and businessmen expected to contribute generously to develop it," Charanjeet Singh, general secretary of the Takht prabandhak committee, said. Work is already underway to develop and beautify Harmandir Saheb before the 350th birth anniversary, said R.S. Jeet, an official of Takht Harmandir Saheb.
More than 100 workers from Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Rajasthan are working day and night to complete the project.
The project includes a golden Guru Durbar on the lines of the Golden Temple. Jeet said the main attraction would be the intricate gold inlay work being done on the ceiling of Harmandir Saheb. "The entire project of gold work will cost Rs.50 crore," he said.
Britain-based Baba Mohinder Singh is funding the development of Guru Durbar, that also includes a facility for parking 100 vehicles. The committee is also constructing 100 fully air-conditioned rooms for devotees, and planning an air-conditioned Diwan hall for congregations. Mumbai-based businessmen Iqbal Singh and Surjeet Singh have been funding the construction of 100 rooms for gurdwara staff.