The Maharashtra State Highway Improvement Company plans to put in rock sculptures of distinguished Indian historic figures in mountain ranges throughout the state.
The plan is impressed by Mount Rushmore in america, the place huge rock sculptures of 4 presidents — George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln — adorn a South Dakota mountain vary. The positioning additionally features a museum with interactive displays.
The company desires to duplicate the mission in Maharashtra and has already floated a young for a marketing consultant to conduct a feasibility examine and put together an in depth grasp plan. The marketing consultant may also establish places for the proposed sculptures to return up.
The mission, company officers informed The Indian Specific, aspired to develop a memorial for leaders and warriors of Indian historical past, with a particular emphasis on heroes from Maharashtra.
The marketing consultant may also evolve an optimum construction for the ultimate initiatives and assess the monetary feasibility of fashions, equivalent to public-private partnership mode, donor investments, and purely personal funding.
In accordance with the preliminary idea, the company will establish appropriate places, preserving in view the state’s tradition, historical past, and heritage. As soon as the placement is finalised and work on the sculptures start, the street improvement company will concurrently develop places across the web site for vacationers. It should present amenities for journey tourism, ecotourism, cultural tourism, and leisure actions and arrange avenues to advertise the native artwork and tradition.
A Maharashtra State Highway Improvement Company official informed The Indian Specific that aside from the rock sculptures, the company aimed to develop tourism in mountainous areas, entice and capitalise tourism potential, improve the native financial system, and create potentialities for native financial improvement.
The official added that whereas the company thought of all of the mountain ranges, the feasibility examine would solely cowl the Sahyadri vary in western Maharashtra. The presence of primary infrastructure and companies within the Sahyadri area will present the proper platform for investments to develop tourism, the official added.