The world’s tallest statue, the Statue of Unity dedicated to the iron man of India SARDAR VALLABHBHAI PATEL was unveiled by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 31st October, the birth anniversary of Sardar Patel. The statue is 182- meters tall and has been completed after round the clock work by 3,400 labourers and 250 engineers at Sadhu Bet Island Narmada River in Gujarat.
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Statue Cost
Initially, the total cost of the project was estimated to be about price 3,001 crores (US$420 million) by the Government of India. Later Larsen & Toubro won the contract in October 2014 for its lowest bid of Rs 2,989 crores (US$420 million) for the design, construction and maintenance.
Statue of Unity’s Height
The 182- Meters (597 ft) statue is the tallest in the world and is twice the size that of the statue of liberty in New York City, which stands at 93- Metres and four times the size of Christ the Redeemer in Rio Janeiro. It is built from 90,000 tonnes of cement and 25,000 tonnes of iron.
Statue of Unity’s Location
The statue is located on a river island Sadhu Bet Island is about 3.5 Km away from the Narmada dam. A 250-meter long bridge is built to increase the connectivity to the island.
Interesting Facts About Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s Statue of Unity
- The height of the statue is 182 meters
- 2389 crores are the estimated cost
- Bronze cladding on the statue
- 3, 400 labourers and 250 engineers involved
- Work running 24/7 since October 1, 2013
- Deadline of the inauguration- October 31, 2018
- Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s 143rd birth anniversary
- 237.35 meters above sea level
- Fast elevator to reduce transit time for visitors
The simple Modern architectural character of the Shrestha Bharat Bhavan is complemented by lush Planting along the balconies, linking, the building to the landscape and reinforcing the environmental theme of the development.