WATCH| Visitors walk through puddles as water drips from ceiling at Statue of Unity
A video of Statue of Unity has gone viral on social media, in which visitors can be seen walking through puddles of water, while rainwater is leaking from the cracks of the ceiling
Viewing gallery of the Statue of Unity at 153 meters in Narmada district of Gujarat does not provide any shelter from rain. A video has gone viral on social media, in which visitors can be seen walking through puddles of water, while rainwater is leaking from the cracks of its ceiling.
Built at the cost of ₹3000 crore, Statue of Unity, dedicated to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel is the world’s tallest statue at 182 metres.
Viewing gallery, which has a capacity of 200 visitors at a single point, has been designed in a way to ensure that the public gets a grand view of the Narmada.
Statue of Unity was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in October 2018. The ₹2,989 crore project took 42 months, and round-the-clock work by 3,400 labourers and 250 engineers to complete.
It is built near the Sardar Sarovar Dam in the Narmada district, around 200 kilometres from Ahmedabad. The total height of the statue is 182 metres, which signifies the total Assembly constituencies in Gujarat.
Southwest monsoon hit the state Gujarat on Tuesday, June 25. It was delayed due to Cyclone Vayu, that had earlier threatened to make landfall in coastal areas of the state.