Published On : Tue, Oct 30th, 2018

No change in Shivaji memorial site, says Fadnavis

Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has ruled out the possibility of shifting the proposed Chhatrapati Shivaji Memorial from its present location in the Arabian Sea off Mumbai coast.

On October 24, one person had died when a boat carrying 25 people capsized in the Arabian Sea off the Mumbai coast when it was heading to the site of the proposed Chhatrapati Shivaji memorial, where work was to begin that day. The tragedy has revived the demand to shift the ambitious project on land in the city.

“There is no reason for changing the location (of Shivaji memorial). The memorial will take shape at the same place. We have (already) begun the work,” Fadnavis said while interacting with select media persons Monday night.

Terming the last week’s accident as unfortunate, Fadnavis said, “Initial probe into it has suggested that the accident took place after the boat operator took a shortcut en route to the memorial site.”