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BJP MP Kirit Somaiya today said the National Textile Corporation (NTC) has given permission to the Maharashtra government to start construction of the Ambedkar memorial at Indu mill in central Mumbai.
Somaiya said he in capacity as chairman of the parliamentary committee on textile and NTC handed over permission letter to the Maharashtra government in this regard.
"On the occasion of Samvidhan Diwas myself as chairman of the parliamentary committee on textile and NTC handed over permission (letter) to the state (Maharashtra) government. Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority will start work on the 'smarak' (memorial) at Indu mill in Shivaji Park. Demolition of the old structure will start next week," he said in a statement.
In October last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had laid the foundation stone of a grand memorial to Babasaheb Ambedkar at the Indu Mills compound in the megapolis.