Rajhunsgad or Yellurgad (Yellur Fort) on the hillock with a breathtaking view will now get a grand statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.
TOI reports, The Kannada and culture department sanctioned Rs 50 lakh for installing the statue. From the fort, around 2,500ft above sea level, one can see Belagavi city and even parts of Savadatti and Bailhongal taluks with binoculars.
According to MLA Laxmi Hebbalkar, she had sought Rs 1 crore for the statue project, which also includes infrastructure development at the spot like installing high-mast lights. The government approved only half the required amount for the project I’ve decided to make a committee of leaders of all communities to raise funds for the statue. I believe people of every community will help. I’ll also contribute through my MLA funds, adds TOI.
The majestic forty situated nearly 2,500 ft (762 m) above sea level which dates back to history many centuries ago among different kingdom and its rulers including the Yadavas, Hoysalas, Bahamani, Adilshahi, Peshwas-Marathas.
During the tenure of MLA Sanjay Patil tar road and other developmental works have been carried out at the fort. Also, a garden and paragliding and zip line sports are planned.