The 182-meter tall monument- ‘Statue of Unity’, which is touted to be the world’s tallest statue, dedicated to the iron man of India, was inaugurated by our honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 31st October 2018, the birth anniversary of Sardar Patel. Along with the statue, there are five more sites constructed at the same time- the ticket counter, the food court, the walkway, the four-line approach highway and Shrestha Bharat Bhavan- a lodging facility for tourists,
Constructed by Larsen & Toubro Ltd in a record time of 33 months, the Statue Of Unity is expected to be a major travel destination in Gujarat. As per the sources, almost 15,000 or more tourists are estimated to see the statue every day. It has about 6500 bronze panels.
On the occasion of the inauguration, PM Modi said, “Statue of Unity is an answer to all those who question the existence of India. The height of the statue is to remind the youth that the future of the country will be as huge as this. It is also symbolic of our engineering and technology affordability.”
Around 250 engineers and more than 3000 labourers were working continuously at the Sadhu Bet Island on Narmada River in Gujarat. The foundation stone of this statue was laid on 31st October 2013, when our Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the chief minister of Gujarat.
People are looking like lilliput on the giant toes of the statue.
The current Deputy Chief Minister of Gujarat- Nitin Patel said that the Sardar Sarovar Da, which is called to be the lifeline of Gujarat’ was a dream of Sardar Patel and the most elating thing is that the work of this dam has also been finished.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had laid the foundation stone of this project on 31st October 2013 when he was the chief minister of Gujarat. Standing at 3.2 kilometres downstream of the Narmada dam, the world’s tallest statue is being built at the cost of around Rs 2,400 Crore.
Two high-speed elevators will take tourists to the viewers’ gallery, where 200 visitors can be accommodated at a time. Shrestha Bharat Bhavan has a 52-room 3-star hotel to accommodate visitors coming to see the monument.