Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Wednesday laid the muse stone for a 125-feet life-size statue of Dr BR Ambedkar that might be constructed within the Swarajya Maidan in Vijayawada.
The Jagan Mohan Reddy authorities deserted an identical undertaking, Ambedkar Smriti Vanam, proposed by the earlier Telugu Desam dispensation at Inavolu village within the new capital Amaravati.
Former Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu introduced the Rs 200 crore undertaking in 2015 to mark the 125th start anniversary of the architect of the Indian Structure however couldn’t take it ahead within the 4 years he was in energy.
The incumbent authorities determine to scrap the Smriti Vanam and as an alternative to develop a memorial park in Vijayawada metropolis.
“This might be a prestigious undertaking and turn out to be a serious vacationer attraction. A gorgeous park might be developed on a 20-acre web site, with the 125-feet statue because the centre of attraction,” the Chief Minister stated after laying the muse stone by way of video convention.
He renamed the bottom, popularly referred to as PWD grounds, as BR Ambedkar Swarajya Maidan.
Social welfare minister P Viswarup stated the statue can be accomplished by April 14, 2022, and inaugurated by the Chief Minister.
The Andhra Pradesh Industrial Infrastructure Company will execute the undertaking.