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A marvel like Mount Rushmore! Maharashtra plans rock sculptures on mountains to honour state heroes

The corporation wants to replicate the project in Maharashtra and has already floated a tender for a consultant to conduct a feasibility study.

The plan is inspired by Mount Rushmore in the United States, where massive rock sculptures of four presidents.

The Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation plans to install rock sculptures of prominent Indian historical figures in mountain ranges across the state.

The plan is inspired by Mount Rushmore in the United States, where massive rock sculptures of four presidents — George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln — adorn a South Dakota mountain range. The site also includes a museum with interactive exhibits.

The corporation wants to replicate the project in Maharashtra and has already floated a tender for a consultant to conduct a feasibility study and prepare a detailed master plan. The consultant will also identify locations for the proposed sculptures to come up.

The consultant will also evolve an optimal structure for the final projects and assess the financial feasibility of models, such as public-private partnership mode, donor investments, and purely private investment.

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