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Shivaji memorial off Mumbai coast to be completed by 2019

Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj's birth anniversary

Mumbai : Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao today said the Shivaji Maharaj memorial off Mumbai coast will be completed by 2019.

“I am happy to inform that all clearances have been obtained for constructing the national monument of revered Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj,” he said while addressing a joint sitting of the state Legislature.

“A project management consultant has been appointed for the purpose. The government intends to complete the work before 2019,” he said.

“On the occasion of the forthcoming 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi in 2019, the government has drawn up plans to develop Wardha-Sevagram-Pavnar area, which would include development of basic infrastructure and civic amenities,” Rao said.

The state government has already announced the construction of a memorial for Balasaheb Thackeray at Dadar, and action is being taken to set it up at the earliest, the Governor said, adding in December 2015, the government allotted land in Aurangabad for a memorial of Gopinath Munde.

“My government is serious about and sensitive to the Maharashtra-Karnataka border dispute. During the hearing of the case on September 12, 2014, the Supreme Court appointed ex-Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir High Court, Manmohan Sarin as the Court Commissioner to record evidence,” Rao said.

“The government has appointed the Minister for Public Works Department and Co-operation as state coordinator to deal effectively with the problems faced by the Marathi-speaking people of Karnataka in the disputed areas,” he said.

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