The majestic 182-metre tall statue of Sardar Vallabhai Patel also called as Statue of Unity in Narmada district of Gujarat is attracting about 30,000 people every day and has become one of the top tourist spots in India, as per reports of Money Control.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the world’s largest statue which is located on Sadhu Bet islet on Sardar Sarovar Dam in Kevadiya on 31 October.
Earlier TOI had reported that Rs 6.38 crore was generated by ticket sales from 2.79 lakh visitors in a month starting from inauguration day. And it is making an average daily income of Rs 20.81 lakh from 8,700 visitors.
United States Consul-General Edgard Kagan visited the memorial on 3 December and spent time in the gallery located at the height of 153 metres; he also had a beautiful view of Vindhya and Satpura mountain ranges.
"The statue is very impressive, and I'm happy to learn the purpose behind its construction," Kagan said after the visit.
The statue stands in memory of Sardar Vallabhai Patel's role in uniting 562 princely states to form Indian Union after Independence.
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