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Gadkari hands over Rs 5 cr cheque for Shivaji memorial in Pune

Press Trust of India  |  Pune 

for Transport and Shipping Gadkari today handed over a cheque of Rs 5 crore, donated by Port Trust, to Purandare for the development of "Shivasrushti", a memorial to Chhatrapati

The memorial is being developed at Ambegaon Budruk in the district by the Maharaja Shiv Chhatrapati Pratishthan under the guidance of Purandare.

was also present when the cheque was handed over Purandare.

During the function, Gadkari announced an aid of Rs 116 crore for the construction of a flyover from Katraj Chowk to Wadgoan.

He also assured Rs 135 crore for another 1,340 metre long flyover at Katraj Chowk which will be constructed by the National Highway Authority of

Gadkari said that this road would have a direct connector to the

Purandare, while thanking Fadnavis and Gadkari for the financial help, informed that personalities like late Shiv Sena chief and former CM Vasantdada Patil had earlier extended support to the project.

The stated that the current land parcel of 21 acres earmarked for the memorial was insufficient and gave the example of Disneyland (in the of America) which is spread across 500 acres.

Purandare, however, said that he and his team were trying to make best use of the available space by using new technologies.

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First Published: Sat, May 12 2018. 22:05 IST