Modi lays foundation for Rs. 3,600 Cr Shivaji Memorial in Maharashtra

Photo of India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today visited Maharashtra to lay the foundation stone for the grand memorial of Maratha warrior king Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.



There will also be metro rail projects in Mumbai and Pune carried ahead. Newly constructed campus of the National Institute of Securities Management – SEBI’s new campus will be inaugurated by Prime Minister as well.

The Prime Minister’s visit is supposed to be of political importance keeping in mind the much awaited elections to Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) are round the corner.

The Shivaji memorial is expected to cost Rupees 3,600 crore and will be a 192-metre-tall statue of the iconic Maratha king. The site is a rocky outcrop, roughly 1.5 km from the Raj Bhavan shore.