Statue of Unity inauguration :PM Modi unveils world’s tallest statue and dedicates it to the nation

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Final work at the Statue of Unity site before its inauguration by the Prime Minister on Wednesday Express Photo By Bhupendra Rana 28/10/2018

INS Monitoring Desk

Srinagar,31 Oct

On the occasion of birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel,PM Modi on Wednesday inaugurated the world’s tallest statue- ‘statue of unity’at Kevadia in Gujrat  reports NDTV . PM dedicated the 182-metre statue of Villabhbhai to the nation. The ‘statue of unity’ is built in honour of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.The statue stands on Sadhu Island on the Narmada in Gujrat .

Here are the ten important facts that make ‘statue of unity’ tallest building in the world.

  • At 597 feet or 182 metres, the ‘Statue of unity’is the world’s tallest statue.
  • It is 177 feet higher than China’s Spring Temple Buddha, which was the tallest statue till now.
  • It is twice as tall as the Statue of Liberty in New York.
  • The Statue of Unity was built at an estimated cost of Rs. 2,989 crore.
  • It was designed by Padma Bhushan-winning sculptor Ram V Sutar and built by construction firm Larsen and Toubro and the state-run Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Ltd (SSNNL).
  • It is situated 3.32 kilometers from the Sardar Sarovar Dam in Gujarat.
  • Iron was collected from all over the country for the statue of Sardar Patel.
  • The viewing gallery, at a height of 193 metres, can accommodate 200 visitors at a time.
  • A museum dedicated to Sardar Patel, at the base of the structure, will have 40,000 documents, 2,000 pictures and a research centre dedicated to Sardar Patel.
  • The panels of the Statue of Unity were cast in a foundry in China.

 

 

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