Shivaji Memorial update

The Maharashtra state government will seek environment clearance for the proposed Shivaji memorial in the Arabian Sea from Union environment minister Jayanthi Natarajan during her visit to Mumbai in April.
“We shall appoint a project management consultant soon. He will be responsible for obtaining approvals from around 25 departments, including CRZ,” CM Prithviraj Chavan said in the legislative council.
The Union environment and forest ministry officials will visit the proposed site on April 2. “Thereafter, I will invite all political party members to visit the site,” he said.
The issue was raised in the House by legislators Jaywant Jadhav, Hemant Takle, Deepak Salunkhe and others.
The state has proposed 16.5 hectares for the memorial. Chavan refused to commit to a time frame saying there were technical difficulties and it would take some time. He added there will be no financial constraint while constructing the memorial. “The monument would be constructed in such a way that it will withstand natural calamities,” he added.

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