Times Now, 16 January 2019
The construction work on the 212-metres Chhatrapati Shivaji Memorial statue in the Arabian Sea off Mumbai coast has stopped after the recent Supreme Court notice.
In a major setback for Devendra Fadnavis Government’s plan to construct a Shivaji memorial statue in the Arabian Sea, the construction work on the statue has stopped after the recent Supreme Court order.
The Public Works Department has written to the contractor to stop after SC orders. Maharashtra can government can, however, file a fresh affidavit in the court.
The Chhatrapati Shivaji Memorial project to be built at a cost of Rs 3000 crore ran into hurdles after SC issued a notice after hearing a petition filed by Conservation Action Trust (CAT) against the statue of the Maratha warrior king.
In the letter written by PWD to the private company constructing the statue, the authority cited the SC notice and its directive to the state government counsel to stop the construction work until the matter is heard.
Earlier, a special bench constituting the Chief Justice of India Rajan Gogoi and Justice SK Kaul admitted a petition filed by the environmentalist Debi Goenka seeking a stay on the construction of the memorial.