As today is the Birthday of The Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, and our PM Narendra Modi have announced the biggest statue of Sardar Patel and opened it for public and tourist. Today We ReadNSpread here with the 13 Unknown Facts Students Should Know About The Statue Of Unity.
The Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, who was remembered as 'The Boss' by Time magazine in 1947 for his efforts to build the Republic of India by uniting 562 princely states. He also played significant role in freedom struggle and introduced many reforms as the first Minister of Home Affairs after independence.
Statue Of Unity dimension & Other Info :
Beginning date : 31 October 2014
Opening date : 31 October 2018; 0 days ago
Located at :
19, 120 Feet Ring Rd, Sardar Patel Colony, Sundar Nagar, Naranpura, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380014
Here are few things you should know about Statue Of Unity
The Statue of Unity, the world's tallest statue with a viewing gallery at 153 meters with the capacity to handle up to 200 visitors at a time, besides providing an expensive view of the dam and its environs.
The construction time of the Statue of Unity is fixed at 42 months. It is completed in record time of 33 months, which is one more feather added to its cap. However, the Spring Temple Buddha statue in China was the longest till now that took 11 years.
The Statue of Unity will be able to withstand wind velocity up to 60 m/second vibration and earthquake.
The Statue of Unity will comprise two semi-joined, composite concrete cylindrical cores, surrounded by a structural steel space frame to support the exterior cladding.
One can see Sardar Sarovar Dam and its 200 km long reservoir, Satpura and Vindhya mountain range from the gallery of the Statue of Unity.
The construction of the Statue of Unity used around 5700Mton of structural steel and reinforcement bars of 18500Mton to be built.
The government is eyeing on increasing the tourist's footfalls by building a 3.5 km highway to connect the Statue of Unity In Sadhu Island to Kevadia town in Gujarat.
The iron collected from the 'Loha' Campaign has been melted, converted to rebar and used in the foundation of the Statue of Unity.
The Statue of Unity will create more than 15,000 direct jobs for tribal people after completion.
The Shrestha Bharat Bhavan was built adjacent to the Statue of Unity, which is designed to be a 128-key, three-star hotel facility with food service, guest amenities and conference facilities.
Larsen & Toubro has been given the responsibility of the Statue of Unity project for designing, engineering, construction, operation and maintenance. The budget of the Statue of Unity stands at approximately INR 2989 crores.
The height of the Statue of Unity is 182 meters, which is the world's largest statue. It is followed by the Spring Temple Buddha in China and Ushiku Daibutsu in Japan with 153 meters and 120 meters, respectively.
The Statue of Unity is designed by Padmashri Ram Sutar who also made Gandhi statue at the Indian Parliament. (Image courtesy: Statue of Unity)
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