Facts of SoU

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  1. Statue of Unity is the tallest statue in the world, standing tall at a height of 182 meters
  2. The statue is located on the river island known as Sadhu Bet on Narmada River
  3. Over 3000 workers, including 300 engineers were involved in the building process of the statue, and it took around three and a half years to complete.
  4. Around 135 metric tons of iron collected from 169,078 villages across the country for the development of statue under Loha Campaign
  5. The first model of the Statue of Unity was designed by artist and sculptor Ram V. Sutar
  6. The Statue of Unity is designed and constructed by an Indian infrastructure company Larsen & Toubro (L&T)
  7. The estimated cost of Statue of Unity is rupees 2,989 crore
  8. The bronze cladding of the statue has been done by Jiangxi Toqine Company (JTQ), a Chinese foundry
  9. The project supervision is done by Michael Graves and Associates, Meinhardt and GroupTurner Construction (The project manager of Burj Khalifa)
  10. Due to the natural aging process, the Statue of Unity will turn from its original bronze color to green in the next 100 years.
  11. The engineers designed the statue to withstand wind of 180 Km per hour and earthquakes up to the intensity of 6.5 on the Richter scale.
  12. The statue has a viewing gallery at 500 ft from the river bed, it is known as Observation Deck, it can accommodate up to 200 visitors at a time.
  13. To visit the Observation Deck, the statue has four high-speed lifts. Each lift can carry 26 people to the viewing gallery in just 30 seconds.
  14. The structure contains A 3-star lodging facility consisting of 52 rooms known as Shrestha Bharat Bhawan. Along with this, the premises also include a food court, Museum, Memorial Garden, Research Center, and Convention Center.
  15. In order to reach the Statue of Unity, one can also take a 5km boat ride on Narmada River
  16. A Valley of Flowers and separate Selfie Point is also developed along the bank of Narmada River