Gandhinagar: The world’s tallest statue, the Statue of Unity dedicated to the iron man of India Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel is all set to be unveiled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 31st October, the birth anniversary of Sardar Patel.
The work of 182-meter tall statue has been completed after round the clock work by 3,400 labourers and 250 engineers at Sadhu Bet island on Narmada River in Gujarat. Briefing media persons in Gandhinagar, Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel has said that state government is planning to celebrate this historic event on a big scale.
He said that Sardar Sarovar Dam on Narmada river which is the lifeline of Gujarat was a dream of Sardar Patel and the work of this dam has also been completed recently.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had laid the foundation stone of this project on 31st October 2013 when he was the chief minister of Gujarat. The world’s tallest – the Statue of Unity- has been built at the cost of about Rs.2400 crore.
The core of the statue is made up of reinforced concrete while the surface has been created by using 553 bronze panels. Standing at 3 kilometres downstream of the Narmada dam on Sadhu bet island, the statue has a viewing gallery at the height of 193 meters from sea level which can accommodate 200 visitors at a time.