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Proposal Detail and Tentative Plan

Introduction and Background

Government of Maharashtra intends to develope the Memorial of Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in Arabian Sea Near Marine Drive, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

The site is located as a basalt rocky out crop of elliptical / egg shape place having approximate size of 650m x 325 m at lowest tide level. This out crop measures about 15.96 hectares and is surrounded by additional 17.67 hectares shallow Bank all around. This rocky out crop is situated about 1.2 km South-South West of Rajbhavan, 3.6 km in South West direction form H2O Jetty at Girgaon and 2.6 km from West of Nariman Point. The latitude of site is 18 0 55’ 33.8” N and longitude of the site is 72 0 47’25.0” E. The location plan is attached for clarity.

Proposal detail and tentative plan

  • It is proposed to build a world class monument of Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj who is acknowledged as a national level icon and patriot of India, who initiated the struggle against foreign rule and set up the Maratha Dynasty.
  • The height of the monument shall not be less than be 312 feet.
  • The statue of Shivaji Maharaj is proposed as an Equestrian Statue. The surrounding area will have beautifully landscaped gardens and open space to accommodate 3000 persons at a given time.
  • A state of the art museum is proposed to be built at the site of the monument containing some of artifacts used by Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and extracts of his inspirational writings.
  • It is proposed to have an amphitheatre and auditoria of various sizes as per requirement with back stage facilities.
  • It is proposed to have an exhibition gallery in which life panorama of Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj will be displayed by artistic murals.
  • This proposal will have marine aquarium with sound and light shows that will depiet important events in his life and forts which constructed by him.
  • It is proposed to have common facility such as Reception, Cafeteria, Lavatories, Book stalls etc for the visitors.
  • It is proposed to have a viewing gallery at the apex of Statue.
  • It is proposed to have adequate security installations with latest technology.
  • It is proposed to have Efficient clean water supply & sanitary fittings and fixtures with appropriate services.
  • Energy Efficient electrical fittings & fixtures.
  • Possible use of solar energy.
  • Storm water utilization
  • Renewable energy conservation
  • Waste water treatment plant
  • Water recycle & reuse (including rain water)
  • Optimise design to reduce conventional energy, water, etc
  • It is proposed to have adequate number of jetties to facilitate transport from marine drive and Gateway of India etc.
  • It is Proposed to have adequate office facilities for support staff.
  • It is Proposed to have large open space, landscape, paved area and provision of heliports (for atleast 3 helicopters).
  • Nature of Construction and activities

    It is proposed to reclaim the area of rock out crop portion admeasuring about 15.96 hectares (159600.00 smt) This area will be secured by natural sub marine rock / Sea wall / Retaining wall etc with a shape of fort.
Location Of Site

Location Of Site

Rocky Out Crop

Rocky Out Crop

Location Of Site

Location Of Site