Statue of Unity is World’s Tallest Statue Taller than Statue of Liberty. Statue of Unity is Located in India dedicated to Indian independence movement leader Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel. The height of this statue is 182 m(597 ft). Location of this statue is at Narmada Dam 3.2 Km Away from river sadhu bet near Vadodara, Gujarat. This Statue occupies over 20,000 square meters surrounded by a 12km artificial lake.
A Special Purpose Vehicle called as Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel Rashtriya Ekta Trust was established by the Gujarat Government in December 2013. The total cost of this project was 2332 Crore. The construction was started on 31 October 2014. The construction of this statue was completed in mid-October. It will be inaugurated on this 31st October by prime minister Narendra Modi.
Construction work of this statue is complete in 42 months. The project was first announced on 7 October 2010. For this project, 5000 metric tonnes irons donated by 500,000 Indian farmers. To Collects this irons 36 offices were built. As part of this project Run for Unity Marathon was held on 15 December 2013.
Some facts about the statue of unity:-
- The Statue is covered with Bronze cladding.
- Fast elevators are used to reduce transit time for visitors.
- The three-level of the base is used for this Statue including exhibit floor, mezzanine, and roof will contain a Memorial Garden, a large exhibition hall, that focus on the life and contributions of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.
- Across the world, 15000 visitors may be the visit this place.
- The observation deck is situated at a height of 500 ft from the river bed, will be carried up to 200 people at a time. It will provide visitors a panoramic view, enabling them to see the beautiful Satpura and Vindhyachal mountain, the 212 km long Sardar Sarovar Reservoir, and the 12 km long Garudeshwar Reservoir. Mass Damper system has been provided above the observation deck For the comfort of the visitors against high wind forces, a 400-ton Tuned.
- You can Access the Statue via a 5 km boat ride.
- A large modern canopied public plaza, overlooking the Narmada River and the Statue, comprising food stalls, ornate gift shops, retail kiosks, and other amenities, that will provide visitors a well-rounded tourist experience.