Of all the Indian monuments, forts and palaces are most fascinating. Most of the Indian forts were built as a defense mechanism to keep the enemy away.
The BUDA also took up this challenging work building replica and a garden to depict the life of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj at the Shivaji Garden in Shahpur.
Work started in November 2012 by the BUDA
Work should have been completed by April 2013
Work is still incomplete, most of the installations have lost their sheen and will have to be remade
In those days a fort was built over 25-30 years and here we have another example of how the Govt. is spending lakhs to built a garden where the life of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj would be depicted. The Govt is not leaving any stone unturned and taking its own time to finish the work so that this too can be a master piece and can see through history.
Some say the project is delayed due to political affinities, as the project was very dear to former MLA Abhay Patil but as he lost the assembly elections, the progress of this project started in reverse mode.
The work stopped, the laser fountain, sound system everything was in place by October 2013, but the project was delayed, for reasons only known to BUDA as it is doing the said project.
In June 2016 a new tender was floated by BUDA to repair this unused laser fountain but it got no bidders and still nothing is moving forward for this.
This could have been a very nice spot for the citizens which would have shown the younger generations the stories of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, but say it is the BAD luck of the citizens, projects are started but never completed in time.
Lakhs and Lakhs of money has already been poured into this project but the same is not finished. WHY?