Statue Of Unity, On The Banks Of Narmada, Opens Today. See Stunning Pics

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Statue of Unity: The 182-metre structure of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel is touted as the world's tallest

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will toady unveil the 'Statue of Unity' in Gujarat's Narmada district on the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. Located in Sadhu-Bet Island, Gujarat, the statue occupies over 20,000 square meters and is surrounded by a 12 square km artificial lake. The 182-metre structure of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel is touted as the world's tallest. It is twice the height of the Statue of Liberty in the US. The total project cost is estimated to be Rs. 2,989 crore. The statue depicts Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, India's first Home Minister, wearing a traditional dhoti and shawl, towering over river Narmada.

Here are some of the pictures of Statue of Unity:

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It is 177 feet higher than China's Spring Temple Buddha, which was the tallest statue till now.

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It is situated 3.32 kilometers from the Sardar Sarovar Dam in Gujarat.

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Iron was collected from all over the country for the statue of Sardar Patel.

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The panels of the Statue of Unity were cast in a foundry in China.

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