Shivneri fort to undergo development and conservation at a cost of ₹23 crores

Maharashtra Deputy CM Ajit Pawar announced this marking the 390th birth anniversary of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.

Shivneri fort to undergo development and conservation at a cost of ₹23 crores

The new government in Maharashtra has been taking many measures to ensure the historical sights and forts are well maintained. The respective departments have been focusing on developing tourism, thereby taking it to the next level. The state of Maharashtra is known for its history and boasts many popular forts of the country.

Marking the 390th birth anniversary of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, State's Deputy CM Ajit Pawar, at an event held on Wednesday, spoke about the importance of Shivneri Fort. The birthplace of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj has been a popular part of Indian history and keeping the same in mind, the government has planned the development and conservation at a cost of ₹23 crores.

He further mentioned that several departments have worked on the proposal and a nod will be given for the same, thereby confirming that experts will also be involved in the restoration of the fort and in developing it to its original form. The current plan includes the beautification of the fort, development of a museum restoration and a lot more. The collector of Pune has been asked to present a detailed plan focusing on the conservation.

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Present at the event along with Ajit Pawar were Chief minister Uddhav Thackeray, Minister Chhagan Bhujbal, NCP MP Amol Kolhe and others. By discussing why didn’t they come together in an alliance earlier, officials also said that they look forward to working hard for the State of Maharashtra and development.

Earlier while presenting the BMC budget, the state has earmarked a budget of ₹183 cores for tourism. There are various steps being taken to boost tourism in the state by Tourism and Environment Minister Aaditya Thackeray. A cultural walkway, cleaning up of beaches are other few initiatives that have been taken by him with an objective of boosting tourism in the state. 

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