Mumbai, Jan 15 : Maharashtra Government on Wednesday approved the proposal of increasing the height of the under-construction statue of Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar at Indu Mill in Dadar here. The decision was taken in the cabinet meet after the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority(MMRDA) had sent a proposal to the government to change the statue's height.
According to the earlier plan, the statue's height was 250 ft and 100 ft basement height. Now, as per the cabinet approval, the statue’s height will now be 350 ft and the basement measurement will remain unchanged which means the total height will be 450 ft.
MMRDA, the nodal agency undertaking the Rs 700 crore memorial's project, has already started the construction. Currently, excavation and piling work are over and auditorium basement comprising two-floors below its framework is complete. (UNI)