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Statue of Unity also a tribute to Indian engineering skills, says L&T

The giant statue is set for inauguration by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 31.

The Statue of Unity, built as a tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, known as Iron Man of India, would be the tallest in the world and the quickest to be completed in just 33 months unlike China’s Spring Temple Buddha which took 11 years to complete, infrastructure giant Larsen & Toubro claimed.

At 182 metres from the road entry and 208.5 metres from the river entry, the iconic statue is taller than the 153 m Spring Temple Buddha in China and almost twice the height of the world-famous Statue of Liberty in New York.

The giant statue is set for inauguration by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 31.

Built at a cost of ₹2,989 crore, the Statue of Unity project, barring bronze cladding which is a fragment of the mammoth work, has been done indigenously. The statue is located approximately 3.5 km downstream from the Sardar Sarovar Dam, on Sadhu Hill on the bed of the river Narmada.

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