Massive Memorial Of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj



Memorial Chhatrapati Shivaji


Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay foundation stone for the grand memorial of Maratha warrior king Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in Mumbai.

The Memorial 

192 metre statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji will be built in the Arabian Sea, off the coast of Mumbai, in a proposed 15 hectare land. The memorial will have exhibition on the Maratha emperor, an amphitheatre and library.

3,600 crore is the total cost of the project. it will be taller than that of the New York's Statue of Liberty and the under construction State of Unity statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in Gujarat.

Opposition

Marine conservationists filed a petition with the NGT asking it to restrain the government from carrying out construction.

5,000 fishermen will carry out a protest on Friday and Saturday as they say the memorial will impact their livelihood.

Apart from it being an environmental disaster, the government should also spend money on a project rationally. When the state is under debt of 3 lakh crore, it should avoid spending such an amount on one statue. - RISHI AGGARWAL (environmentalist)

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