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Long before the tallest statue in the world sees the light of the day, it has sparked off a controversy proportional to its size. At 192 metres, the sculpture of Shivaji atop a horse will be the chief attraction of a memorial that will come up on a rocky outcrop in the Arabian Sea. It’s going to cost the Maharashtra exchequer at least Rs 3,600 crore. ‘At least’ because, typically, the principal features of government initiatives are delays and cost escalations. The original, modest budget of Rs 100 crore in 2004 during the Congress-led Democratic Front government, has only seen upward revisions of Rs 700 crore in 2009, Rs 1,400 crore in 2013 and Rs 3,600 crore in 2016 in keeping with the growing ambitions of scale and grandeur.
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