Indore: Bilawali Lake will be developed and promoted as a major tourist and picnic spot of Indore after hosting World Dragonboat Championship 2020 in November next year,” said cabinet minister for higher education, sports and youth affairs Jitu Patwari. He was speaking at the foundation stone laying ceremony for a proposed Kayaking & Canoeing Stadium at Bilwali Lake. The facility would be developed at a cost of Rs4 crore and Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) aims to develop it within 12 months.

“Indore has been chosen out of five Indian cities to host this gala event at Bilawali Lake in which over 2200 players and delegates from over 42 countries are going to participate. We will develop and promote this lake as major picnic and tourist destination after the event,” he said adding that this championship will be celebrated as a festival.