New Andhra Pradesh assembly to be taller than Statue of Unity


The proposed Andhra Pradesh Assembly building at Amaravati will be taller than the Statue of Unity by 68 metres. This will be the tallest structure in the country, once completed. Andhra Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu has almost finalised the design with minor changes.

The three-floor assembly building will have a 250-meter tower making it taller than the 182-metre Statue of Unity in Gujarat.

The proposed structure will be shaped like an upside-down lily flower, said Minister for municipal administration P Narayana, speaking to media. The tending process for the construction of the proposed assembly will begin by the end of November.

Earlier, the PM had laid the foundation stone for Chhatrapati Shivaji’s memorial statue that was expected to be 210 meters tall costing Rs 3,600 crore. However, the height of the statue was shortened by 7.5 meters to save costs.

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