Capable of enduring wind speeds of 180km/s and 6.8 Richter scale earthquakes, the Statue of Unity is the World’s tallest statue at 182m.
The project's objective was to create a memorial to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel to remind people of India's freedom struggle and to inspire them to inculcate Sardar's visionary ideologies of unity, patriotism, inclusive growth and good governance.
The statue is a naturalistic depiction of Sardar Patel and rises out of a star-shaped, geometric base that covers Sadhu Hill. Its steel frames are cladded in about 6,500 bronze panels which are supported by vertical cores.
Visitors can enter the viewing gallery at the 135m level - at the chest - and receive a breathtaking view of the damn and the surrounding environment. The gallery can accommodate up to 200 visitors. Within 5 months, the statue received over 1.5 million visitors, which speaks volumes about the project.
Being a tourist spot , it is estimated to generate approximately 15,000 direct jobs for tribal people every year. The statue is a symbol of national pride and integration, and is a tribute to India’s Engineering and Project Management skills -Mr N.Subrahmanyan, CEO & MD, L&T.
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