The Karnataka government has given the nod to construct a theme park worth ₹20 crores with a 200-ton bronze statue of Nadaprabhu Kempegowda as the centrepiece.
Story so far: The theme park is set to be built on the grounds of the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA). Former chief minister B S Yediyurappa gave the project his approval while he was in office.
- The Urban Development Department (UDD) has requested an exemption from the requirements of Section 4(G) of the Karnataka Transparency in Public Procurement (KTPP).
- This was done to provide KNK Construction Private Limited with the contract for work, vested with the responsibility of creating the 23-acre heritage park.
The park: The theme park is set to spread across 23 acres of land with lighting, landscaping, water fountains and other attractions. It will be created with the sacred dirt gathered from many villages. A 45-day campaign will be held to gather enough mud to cover all 31 districts.