BENGALURU: A campaign has been launched to make the 108-foot-tall statue of Nadaprabhu Kempegowda a tourist spot and to make it tollfree for vehicles.
In a letter, social activists have requested Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai that tourists should be facilitated to see the Kempegowda statue and vehicles going there should be exempted from paying toll.
In addition, they also suggested providing non-stop bus facility for Bengalureans to visit the Kempegowda statue on public holidays.
“A 108-foot-tall statue of Bengaluru founder Kempegowda is being installed near Kempegowda International Airport and it is our pride. The government should make it a tourist spot and should make all the arrangements. The airport is away from the city, and we need to pay the toll to visit the statue. I request the government to make the site a state tourist spot and to make it toll-free for vehicles. People will understand the pride of our Kempegowda. I have written a letter to the CM and I hope that he will respond to my request,”said Amaresh, a social activist.
The second terminal of Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) and the 108-foot-tall statue of Nadaprabhu Kempegowda are expected to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 11.