He said the building was a fine example of the Anglo-Gothic architecture and since the commanding building was strategically located on Mall Road, it would be an added attraction for the tourists.
Thakur said the hilly state had several historic buildings and monuments which could be developed as major tourist attractions.
He said organising 'Gram Shilp Mela' was a new beginning for the Bantony Castle as artisans from different parts of the state got an opportunity to exhibit their artifacts.
The Bantony Castle, owned by a business family and housing the state police headquarters, was acquired by the government for
Rs 27.84 crore two years ago.
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