Guntur: The tallest Dhyana Buddha, measuring 125 feet, is nearing completion after a gap of eleven years. Telugu Desam leaders are planning to invite AP Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu to unveil the statue at Amaravati in Guntur district.
Situated on the banks of Krishna River, the Dhyana Buddha theme project is going to boost tourism in Amaravati, which is in the proposed riverfront capital region.
Pedakurapadu MLA K. Sridhar said that the state government is giving preference to the swift completion of the Dhyana Buddha project and soon it would be inaugurated.
The Dhyana Buddha project was started in the year 2003, but no one showed interest in completing the project till 2007.
G. Ranga Rao, work supervisor, said that Dhyana Buddha statue work has been completed and some final touches are being given. He said that in a few days, Dhyana Buddha would be opened for public. According to reports, the tourism department is planning to operate cruises from Vijayawada to Amaravati after its inauguration.