The government has zeroed in on an island in the Hebbal lake - which is already mired in controversies - for installing the Bhuvaneshwari statue at a cost of Rs 25 crore.
The statue, a brainchild of former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa, was initially proposed to be erected on the monolith in Lalbagh Botanical Gardens. Public outcry against the proposal had the government spiking the location, putting the project in the cold storage for some time.