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Infographic: Mumbai plans the world’s tallest statue

  • Published at 05:05 pm July 13th, 2018
  • Last updated at 05:10 pm July 13th, 2018
Along the seafront - Mahim (west) district, Mumbai - Maharashtra Wikimedia Commons

Plans to erect the world’s tallest statue in Mumbai, a $500 million effigy of Shivaji, are under fire from millions of Indians struggling in poverty. The statue is to be located in the Arabian Sea, near the coast of Mumbai, in the Indian state of Maharashtra. The statue will be orientated to face Mumbai, on a manmade island and will stand 210m tall, and be the world's tallest statue when completed. The project area encompasses over 39.5 acres will include a theatre, food court, and library. It is due to be finished in 2021.