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Statue of Unity Inauguration Live | Location | Cost & Facts

Sardar Patel’s statue or the Statue of Unity will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s birth anniversary on 31 October 2018 on his 143rd birth anniversary. The height of the statue is 182 meters, twice the height of the New York’s Statue of Liberty. The Statue of the Iron Man of India is built at a project cost of Rs. 2,979 crore on Sadhu Beyt. PM Modi laid the foundation stone on 31 October 2013. They took 33 months to complete while the second biggest statue China’s Spring Temple Buddha took 11 years.

Check out the complete details of The Statue of Unity Inauguration Video, Height, Location Address and more facts about the World’s Tallest Statue.


Statue of Unity

Foundation Stone Laid by: Narendra Modi (CM of Gujarat at the time)

Project Start Date: 31 October 2013

Completion Date of Statue of Unity: 31 October 2018

Inauguration Date: 31 October 2013

Inaugurated by: Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Project Cost: Rs. 2,979 crore


  • Statue: 182 metres (597 ft)
  • Including base: 240 metres (790 ft)

Located at: Sardar Sarovar Dam, Kevadiya Village, Narmada, Gujarat

Official Website:

Statue of Unity Inauguration Live Streaming / Watch Online

The State of Unity will be unveiled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on a grand event like the Republic Day Celebrations in New Delhi on October 31, 2018.

The 597-feet Statue of Unity took 33 months to complete. Elevators will take tourists up to the statue’s chest, from where they can view the Narmada river and Sardar Sarovar Dam

The live coverage of inauguration event will be on most of the news channels in the country. The minute to minute live streaming will be on national news channels DD News, India News, NDTV India, India TV, ABP News, Zee News, News Nation, CNBC Awaaz, Lok Sabha TV, Aaj Tak, Zee News etc.,

Statue of Unity Inauguration Event Live Streaming on DD News

News 18 India Channel Statue of Unity Inauguration Event Watch Online

Statue of Unity Inauguration Event Live Video on India TV

Statue of Unity Cost and Location

The Statue of Unity is a tribute to the Indian independence movement leader Sardar Vallabhai Patel. The 182-metre statue took 33 months to complete at a cost of Rs 2,989 crore. And it is located facing the Narmada Dam, 3.2 km away on the river island called Sadhu Bet near Rajpipla in Gujarat.

Interesting Facts about the Statue of Unity

The sculptor studied around 2,000 photos of Sardar Vallabbhai Patel to create the face of the Statue of Unity.

  • Built by Larsen & Toubro Ltd at a cost of ₹2,989 crore, the Statue of Unity is made up of 1,700 tonnes of bronze and 1,850 tonnes of bronze cladding on the exterior. The interior is filled with concrete cement (180,000 cubic metres), reinforced steel (18,500 tonnes) and structured steel (6,500 tonnes).
  • The statue of Unity has two high-speed passenger elevators in its core which will take tourists up to the chest of the statue to a viewing gallery, which can accommodate about 200 tourists at a time.
  • The government has built a Three-star hotel, museum and audio visual gallery, and best infrastructure facilities to the tourists.
  • The statue is designed to withstand winds of almost 180km/hour and earthquakes measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale.
  • The Gujarat government is also building a 3.5km long highway for tourists to reach the statue from Kevadia town.
  • A 320-meter-long designer bridge connects Sadhu island to the mainland. You can also take a boat ride.
  • Noida-based sculptor Ram V. Sutar, who designed the statue, around 2,000 photographs from archives were studied. Historians and people who had seen the “Iron Man” were also consulted. From a distance, it appears as if Sardar Patel is walking on water towards the Sardar Sarovar dam.
  • Around 135 metric tonnes of iron were crowdsourced from lakhs of villages all over India for use in the project.

World’s Tallest Statues

Tallest Statues in the World:

  • Statue of Unity (India) – 182 Metres
  • Spring Temple Buddha (China) – 153 Metres
  • Ushiku Daibutsu (Japan) – 120 Metres
  • Statue of Liberty (USA) – 93 Metres
  • The Motherland Calls (Russia) – 85  Metres
  • Christ The Redeemer (Brazil) – 38 Metres

According to the Gujarat government, it will bring 15,000 tourists a day. We hope, you will happy with our in-depth article regarding The Statue of Unity. If you like it, then please share it with your friends.

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