Statue of Unity

Key Information about Statue of Unity

About Statue of Unity Design – Height, Cost, Company and Interesting Facts:

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10 Interesting facts about Statue of Unity :

  1. The Statue of Unity, celebrating the life of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the Iron Man of India, stands tall at 182 meters above the Narmada river. The height of the Statue of Unity is more than double the Statue of Liberty,,, which is 93 meters off the coast of New York City.
  2. Narendra Modi first announced the project to Vallabhbhai Patel on 7 October 2013 At the time, the project was dubbed, “Gujarat’s tribute to the nation”.
  3. Indian sculptor Ram V. Sutar designed the project and the construction of Statue of Unity started in October 2013 by Larsen & Toubro, with a total construction cost of Rs 2,989 crores.
  4. Standing on the banks of the Narmada River, the Statue of Unity dedicated to ‘Iron Man of India’, Sardar Vallabhai Patel.  Located on a river island called ‘Sadhu Bet’, the Statue of Unity is located 3.5 KM away from Narmada dam.
  5. The Statue of Unity has a viewing gallery at 135 metres, which can accommodate up to 200 visitors at a time and offers an expansive view of the dam and the surrounding beautiful mountain ranges of Satpuda and Vindhyachal..
  6. The Statue of Unity was built in approx 4 Years.
  7. Statue of Unity is having the ability to resist wind velocity up to 50 metre/second (180 kilometre/hour speeds) and vibration.
  8. Statue of Unity was constrcuted using 70,000 metric tonnes of cement .
  9. Statue of Unity was built using 6,000 metric tonnes of structural steel and 18,500 metric tonnes of reinforcement bars .
  10. The first phase of the project is spread across 19,000 square metres area. Flowers will be grown on the hillocks adjoining the statue to make the 230-hectare area look like a “valley of flowers”.

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