Prime Minister Narendra Modi will unveil the world’s largest statue which is of Sardar Patel, on his birth anniversary on October 31. Regarding this, PM Modi will arrive in Gujarat one day before the inauguration of the statue and will stay overnight at the Gandhinagar Raj Bhawan, says sources.
The Sardar Patel’s statue has been constructed on the river Narmada in South Gujarat by the engineering and infrastructure firm L&T. Still, some final touches have been left that are being given to the Statue of Unity.
As per the sources, the project of constructing the world’s largest statue, the Statue of Unity cost the government around Rs. 3,000 crore. The major part of the amount was funded by the Gujarat government, while contributions were also made by the Centre and Central PSUs.
“This is a tribute to Sardar Patel, who united the country after Independence. This is not a party function. It’s a tribute by the nation and the State he was born in,” Gujarat’s Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel said on Monday.
As per the reports by our news sources, the Statue of Unity is the world’s largest statue that has been made using 1,700 tonnes of bronze, 1,850 tonnes of bronze cladding, 70,000 metric tonnes of cement and 24,500 metric tonnes of steel.
Besides this, one can even take a visit inside the statue with the help of elevators. In order to make tourists have a look at the inside part of the statue, two high-speed elevators have been provided. These Two high-speed elevators inside can take tourists up to the statue’s chest. After reaching the chest of the Statue of Unity, one can view the Narmada river and the Sardar Sarovar dam over it.
Our sources have reported that more than 200 visitors can enter the statue at a time and enjoy the view of the dam and the river.