Karnataka government to construct 125 feet statue of Mother Cauvery

Bengaluru | The Karnataka government on Thursday announced that it has proposed to erect a 125 feet statute of Mother Cauvery at the Krishna Raja Sagar reservoir in Mandya district.

The decision has come after a meeting of Karnataka Water Resources Minister DK Shivakumar & Tourism Minister Sa Ra Mahesh with officials. The government has also proposed to build a museum complex, 2 glass towers measuring 360 feet providing a bird’s eye view of KRS reservoir.

According to reports the proposed monument, bandstand, an indoor stadium & a replica of historical monuments to boost tourism in the region. The total estimated cost of the project is Rs 1,200 crore. Speaking on the proposed statue, Karnataka Minister DK Shivakumar said, “It is not exactly a statue, it will be like a tower. The land already belongs to the govt and we will be inviting investors to invest in it, no govt money will be used. It will be a tourist destination.

Earlier the Uttar Pradesh had announced the Construction of Lord Rama’s statue in the bank of river Saryu in Ayodhya. The construction of Maratha King Shivaji is also been constructed by the Maharashtra government.

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