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Complete works of National Salt Satyagraha Memorial by December: CPWD to its officials

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The (CPWD) has directed its officials to complete civic works of the National Salt Memorial being built at in by the end of this year.

In his letter to Arun Goel, CPWD sought early release of funds to the agency so that there is no "bottleneck" in progress of works. The memorial, which commemorates the historic March of 1930 against the salt tax, is expected to open for the public by January.

According to the CPWD, a constituent of the Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry, the memorial works are in its final stage.

Singh requested the cultural ministry to take up the issue of operation and maintenance with the once civil works are completed, besides development of surrounding areas since the memorial complex of 15 acre in isolation would not project "desired level of attraction".

The memorial project of the is advised by a High Level Memorial Committee (HLDMC), designed, coordinated and implemented by in association with an international design team.

"I have directed all concerned of CPWD and the to ensure completion of the work by December 31, 2018," the CPWD DG said in the letter.

Prabhakar wrote to the after he had on October 25 visited the site of National Salt Memorial.

It will have life-size statues of and around 80 associates who completed the march in 1930.

The project's Master Plan's stated that the Memorial is at the site where Gandhi and his fellow marchers picked up salt from the sea beach to "break the Salt Law imposed by the British India".

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First Published: Mon, November 19 2018. 16:45 IST