Replica of Eiffel Tower to come up in Pondi
Puducherry, Jan 12: Eiffel Tower will now be seen in India.
As part of the drive to promote tourism, the government of Puducherry has a come up with the decision to construct the 101 metres tall tower, worth Rs 25-crore replica at Giriyampetta in Yanam.
The project is sponsored by the Reliance Industries Limited under its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme.
The construction is expected to complete by Oct 2010. The structure will be erected amidst a lush green park and attractive landscape to attract more tourist.
Phase-II of the construction which includes laying of pile foundation to a depth of some 57 feet had been completed.
The structure has been designed by the architectural firm called 'Team One India'. Nagarjuna Construction Company is responsible for the construction part.
Nearly 800 tons of steel is reportedly being used in the construction.
Yanam situated in Andhra Pradesh's Puducherry district displays a unique blend of French and Telugu cultures.