Vadodara, October 12: Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s ‘Statue of Unity’ is being given final touches. The statue will be placed at Narmada bank near Gujarat’s Vadodara. It will be inaugurated on Sardar Patel’s birth anniversary which is on October 31 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The statue is 182 meters tall and will be the world’s tallest statue. Behind the statue, there are Satpura and Vindhyachal ranges.
According to reports, around 3,200 workers and 230 engineers are working hard to complete the statue before October 31. The memorial is being built at an estimated cost of Rs 3,000 crore under the Public Private Partnership model. The Larsen and Toubro and the state-run Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Ltd (SSNNL) are working together to build the statue. A viewing gallery of 500 feet will also provide a spectacular view of the Sardar Sarovar Dam. Gujarat BJP to Organise 'Sardar Patel Yatras' in 10,000 Villages Before Unveiling Statue of Unity on October 31
Video of finishing touches being given to the 'Statue of Unity':
A total of 2,000 metric tonnes of bronze plates will form the skull and face of Sardar Patel’s statue. These plates are now clamped together to give shape. The entire structure is 182 meters while the human structure will be 157 meters tall. Under the statue, there will also be a museum, which is now being constructed. Some water is also allowed to flow from the dam so that can enjoy boat rides.