06 February,2023 06:20 PM IST | Mumbai | PTI
Family members of Lata Mangeshkar requested the Maharashtra government to name coastal road after her. Pic/Pradeep Dhivar
Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar*s family members on Monday requested the Maharashtra government to name Mumbai*s coastal road, a major project underway to decongest traffic in the city, after her.
The family members of Mangeshkar, who passed away on February 6, 2022 at the age of 92, were on Monday present at the ground-breaking ceremony to build a memorial of the late singer at Haji Ali in Mumbai.
Speaking to reporters, the singer*s nephew Adinath Mangeshkar said, "(Mangal Prabhat) Lodha ji (Maharashtra tourism minister) met Usha ji (younger sister of Lata Mangeshkar) to discuss about the memorial. It was also learnt that there was no formal request to name the coastal road."
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So, it was requested to name the coastal road after Didi (Lata Mangeshkar). This is a humble request and the government should think about it, he said.
To ease traffic congestion, the civic body is constructing the road along the western coastline of the city.
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