Viciously Criticised Before Opening, Statue Of Unity Now Getting More Daily Visitors Than Statue Of Liberty

Viciously Criticised Before Opening, Statue Of Unity Now Getting More Daily Visitors Than Statue Of LibertyStatue of Unity (@Iamnot_Immortal/Twitter)

With an average of over 15,000 tourists visiting the monument daily, Statue of Unity has surpassed the footfall at the 133-year-old Statue of Liberty in the US, reports The Indian Express.

As per reports, a statement by Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Ltd said “With 74 per cent increase over the daily average of the first year, that is, 1 November, 2018, to 31 October, 2019, daily average of 15,036 is now registered in the first month of this second year. This has further increased to 22,430 on weekend days. The Statue of Liberty of New York, United States, attracts around 10,000 visitors a day.”

Earlier, Statue of Unity was mentioned by the renowned Times Magazine as one of the 100 important tourist destinations around the world.

Inaugurated on 31 October last year, the 600-foot-tall statue is located in the Narmada district of Gujarat and is three-and-a half kilometres away from Kevadia town and about 200 km from Ahmedabad. Being twice the size of the Statue of Liberty in New York, the statue has attracted a regular stream of visitors since then.