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Footfall at Statue of Unity overtakes Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Unity at Kevadia in Narmada district of Gujarat.   | Photo Credit: PTI

In just over a year of its unveiling, the Statue of Unity in Gujarat has outdistanced the footfall of the Statue of Liberty in the U.S., with an average 15,000 visitors a day. Twitter users took to the micro-blogging site to express their happiness over the news, thanking Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the statue. The monument was a tribute to the country’s first Home Minister Vallabhbhai Patel.

‘#StatueofUnity’ has been trending since Saturday morning with over 2,000 tweets.

One user tweeted: “Congratulations to @GujaratTourism @narendramodi for creating an iconic identity and a message in itself to our nation #StatueofUnity.”

“#StatueofUnity was the dream project of Narendra Modi. Now, this statue is proud of Gujarat and India. I will definitely visit there,” added another user.

Posting a tweet, one wrote “What a slap on the face of all the future predictors who were raising questions on the feasibility & economic viability of the #StatueofUnity project.”

The Statue of Unity, designed by the Indian sculptor Ram V. Sutar is the world’s tallest statue, with a height of 182 metres. It is located near the Sardar Sarovar Dam on the river Narmada in Kevadiya town in Gujarat.

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