16 July : MUMBAI : – After Maharashtra came to power, BJP had announced the creation of a grand memorial in the coastal area of Maratha warrior, Chhatrapati Shivaji. In December 2016, the proposed project was laid by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and laid foundation stone. Now the decision has been taken to cut the cost of construction of this project. This has led to the revised design of Shivaji’s proposed statue. Under this, the height of the statue of Shivaji will be 7.5 meters less than the original proposal. However, the length of his sword will be larger than the original proposal.
What was the original proposal?
According to the report of The Indian Express, the Maharashtra government had earlier proposed the height of this statue of 121.2m. In it the height of the statue of Shivaji was 83.2 m and the length of the sword was 38m. Its bronze statue was fixed at 210m with its total height adding to its pedestal.
Now this year, due to the proposal to cut the construction cost, the statue was reduced from 83.2 m to 75.7m. In comparison, the length of the original motion of 38 m has been increased to 45.5 m. With this, the total height of the statue was 121.2 m. Due to this change, proportional changes were made in the base length to maintain the beauty of the statue. Due to these changes, the cost is expected to be cut by 338.94 crores.
However, when the opposition questions the government’s suggestions, the Maharashtra government has clarified that no change has been made in the total height. Along with this, the state government last month decided that the total height of its total statue would increase from 210 meters to two meters to 212 meters. In this way it will be the biggest statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji in the world.
L & T has to build this project. It presented the proposal of project cost of Rs 3,826 to the government. Talking about the reduction in the government, the government has said that it is adding 2500 crore and together with GST. With this, the total cost of this project will be Rs 2800 crore. In this sense, the goal of completing this ambitious project has been set within this budget through several other changes, including changes in the shape-type of the statue.