India has set a world record proudly for a special item. Statue of Unity, the 182 meter tall statue of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel, who is called Iron Man of India, is the tallest statue in the world. The style of this statue is so special that it has become an example of engineering.It is built near the Sardar Sarovar Dam of Narmada in tribal district, 200 km from Ahmadabad. This is a tribute to Patel. He was the first Home Minister of Independent India, he was named Iron Man on his important contribution to maintain unity and equality in the country.
Chief Minister of Gujarat has declared this as a tourist spot. Apart from this statue, there is also a Tribal Museum, a Gardens and Boating Facilities.This project was announced in 2010 when Narendra Modi was the Chief Minister of Gujarat. In October 2013, then Chief Minister Narendra Modi laid its foundation stone, and engineering company L & T was given its contract. Since then, its construction has begun. Completed Geo-technical and Hydro-logical Survey in 2015 Apart from this, Deep survey was done on many things including wind tunnel. In June 2017, a 25 meter wall was built for the idol, its basic infrastructure was prepared. So far, it had reached 59 meters. After making other constructions till July 2018, the RCC core reached 157 meters.
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In this 182-meter high statue, 25,000 tonnes of iron and 90,000 tonnes of cement have been used. The idol can be seen from 7 km away.Important facts are that the state’s assembly seat has its height equal to 182. Let us tell you that in the height it is twice the Statue of liberty of America (93 m). While Rio de Janeiro’s Christ is four times higher than the Redeemer Tower.This idol is a special masterpiece of engineering, architecture. Total cost of making this is Rs 2,989 crore.
There is a walkway, four lane highway to reach here. Best Bharat Bhawan is the 3rd star hotel of 52 rooms nearby. The construction was completed in four steps. Mock-up, 3D scanning technology, Computer Numerical Control Production Technology The bottom of the statue has been slightly slim than the upper part. The upper part is kept wide. During construction, earthquakes and other such disasters were a major challenge for engineers and designers. Another interesting thing is that 200 workers in thousands of workers were from China. He has worked in different batches for two to three months since September 2017. The statue has been kept in bronze color.