The world’s tallest Statue of Unity SOU or Sardar Patel’s statue, will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today, the symbol of country’s unity and prosperity, the 182 meters tall statue is even bigger than the Spring Temple Buddha in China, which is 153 meters tall.
The statue of Unity is dedicated to the Iron Man of India, Shri Sardar Vallabhai Patel and according to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, “The Statue will stand high, not just in meters and feet, but much more in terms of academic, historical, national and spiritual values. My vision is to develop the place as a source of inspiration for ages to come”.
Located near the Narmada Dam in Gujarat, Statue of Unity is not only the tallest one in the world but also the one to be completed in the shortest time.
Also, connected to the main city of Gujarat, its 200 km away from Ahmedabad, and there will be a 3.5 km highway to be constructed to connect Statue of Unity in Sadhu Island to Kevadia town in Gujarat.
The statue will be comprised of a viewing gallery, which is at a height of 153 m, giving panoramic views of dam and environs, the Statue of Unity can accommodate around 200 people at one go.
Moreover, being the tallest statue in the world, the safety measures have also been taken in great concern, the Statue of Unity will be able to withstand the wind velocity of up to 60 m/sec and is earthquake and vibration proofed.
Not just limited to that, the statue will be equipped with a unique museum and audio-visual department depicting the life and times of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. In future after completion will also generate direct employment for 15000 tribal people every year, and keeping in mind about sustainable traveling the statue and surrounding area will be accessed by special boats to avoid vehicular traffic and pollution.
The visitors who wish to stay there for a night or two then can stay in the Shreshtha Bharat Bhavan adjacent to the Statue of Unity is designed to be a 128-key, 3-star hotel facility with food service, guest amenities, and conference facilities.
Tickets: Adult: INR 120
Child:3-15 years - INR 60
Bus Charges: INR 30
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