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Sardar Patel Statue of Unity: all you need to know

Sardar Vallabhai Patel ‘Statue of Unity’ will be inaugurated on October 31, 2018. It is 182 metres tall and is said to be the tallest statue in the world.

The statue is made up of 1,700 tonnes of bronze, 1,850 tonnes of bronze cladding, 70,000 metric tonnes of cement and 24,500 metric tonnes of steel.

It took 33 months to complete and was built at a cost of approximately ₹3,000 crore. Elevators will take tourists up to the statue’s chest, from where they can view the Narmada river and Sardar Sarovar Dam.

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