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The Statue of Unity is an under construction monument dedicated to Indian independence movement leader Vallabhbhai Patel located in the Indian state of Gujarat. 182 metres in height, it is to be located facing the Narmada Dam, 3.2 km away on the river island called Sadhu Bet near Vadodara in Gujarat. This statue is planned to be spread over 20,000 square meters of project area and will be surrounded by an artificial lake spread across 12 km of area. It would be the world's tallest statue when completed. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Rashtriya Ekta Trust , a special purpose vehicle was established by the Gujarat government and the outreach programme across India was carried out starting December 2013.

Statue of Unity
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An artist's impression of the planned statue
Statue of Unity is located in Gujarat
Statue of Unity
Location of construction site in Gujarat state
Coordinates 21°50′16″N 73°43′8″E / 21.83778°N 73.71889°E / 21.83778; 73.71889
Location Sadhu bet, Near Sardar Sarovar Dam, Garudeshvar weir, Gujarat, India
Designer Ram V. Sutar
Type Statue
Material Steel framing, reinforced concrete, bronze coating
Height
  • statue: 182 metres (597 ft)
  • including base: 240 metres (790 ft)
Beginning date 31 October 2014; 2 years ago (2014-10-31)
Dedicated to Sardar Patel
Website www.statueofunity.in

The Statue of Unity is an under construction monument dedicated to Indian independence movement leader Vallabhbhai Patel located in the Indian state of Gujarat. 182 metres (597 feet) in height, it is to be located facing the Narmada Dam, 3.2 km away on the river island called Sadhu Bet near Vadodara in Gujarat. This statue is planned to be spread over 20,000 square meters of project area and will be surrounded by an artificial lake spread across 12 km of area. It would be the world's tallest statue when completed. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Rashtriya Ekta Trust (SVPRET), a special purpose vehicle was established by the Gujarat government and the outreach programme across India was carried out starting December 2013.

Initially the total cost of the project was estimated to be about 2,063 crore (US$310 million) by the government. Later Larsen & Toubro won the contract in October 2014 for its lowest bid of 2,989 crore (US$440 million) for the design, construction and maintenance. The construction was started on 31 October 2014.

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