It has long been been a dream of Sukhbir Badal to bring some financial boosts to Punjab via tourism and business investment. He has earlier made claims that he would turn Punjab into California. There were also talks of casinos, luxury hotels and tourist spots in order to attract tourism to the state, other than those NRI’s who travel to visit friends and family. The idea of implementing a water bus was put into action. Despite the appearance of the vehicle being less than luxurious, the vehicle was functional. However the 11 Crore project has now been halted for around 15-20 days, as the water level in the canal is low for operation of the vehicle.