Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis has announced that the Ambedkar memorial being built in the Indu Mill compound near Chaityabhoomi, would be completed by April 2020.
"We are committed and working hard to build this grand memorial of Bharat Ratna Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar of international repute and visible amount of work would be done by 2019 and final completion on 14th April 2020," tweeted Fadnavis.
'People can view its splendor from the Bandra-Worli Sea Link'
Fadnavis added that people would be able to view its splendor from the Bandra Worli Sea Link itself.
He also saw a presentation of the plans of the memorial's construction and directed those involved in the work to strictly adhere to them.
Maharashtra Social Justice Minister Rajkumar Badole and Minister of State for Social Justice, Dilip Kamble, were also present on the occasion.
Building of Memorial expected to cost Rs. 500 crore
The memorial is being built on a 12.5 acre plot at Dadar's Indu Mill, the bhoomipujan (foundation stone laying ceremony) of which was done by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in October 2015.
It will include a 350 feet tall statue of Ambedkar, a library and a replica of the historic Chavdar pond in Raigad. It is expected to cost Rs. 500 crore.
Shapoorji Pallonji would be building the memorial
The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority, the nodal agency executing the work, had earlier announced that construction firm Shapoorji Pallonji would be building the memorial.