Modi will beat China, US with 600 feet tall Sardar Patel.. 8 Facts you must know about Statue of Unity

 

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New Delhi, Oct 30: On Oct 31, Sardar Patel will become World's Tallest Leader..literally. PM Narendra Modi will unviel statue of Iron Man of India, Sardar Patel. Called ‘Statue of Unity’is PM Modi’s pet project. Once unveiled it will be world’s tallest statue, beating those in US and China.

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All You Need To Know About Sardar Patel’s Statue of Unity1. Built in Record Time: Built in 33 months . China’s Spring Temple Buddha took 11 years.2:Tallest in the world: At 182 metres Statue of Unity will be the tallest in the world. It will beat 153 metre-high Spring Temple Buddha in China. It is double the height of world-famous Statue of Liberty in New York.3: Chinese Connection: The bronze panels for statue’s surface were cast in in China.4. CAG Questions: CAG questioned use of  corporate social responsibility (CSR) funds of PSUs for statue. ONGC, HPCL, BPCL, IOCL, OIL contributed a total of Rs 146.83crore (ONGC Rs 50 crore, IOCL Rs 21.83 crore, BPCL, HPCL, OIL Rs 25 crore each)

                                               (Image Courtesy: News24)5. Location, Cost: The 2,989 crore-statue has been  built by L&T. Located on Narmada bed it is nearly 3.5 km downstream from the Sardar Sarovar Dam, on Sadhu Hill.6. How much and what was used as  raw material: 180,000 cu m of cement concrete, 6,500 tonnes of structured steel, 1700 tonnes of bronze, 1,850 tonnes of bronze and 18,500 tonnes of reinforced steel

7. Can survive Earthquake: It can withstand earthquakes of magnitude upto 6.5 on the Richter Scale. It can also face winds up to 180 kms per hour 

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8. Dimensions: Height-600 feet, Legs-80 feet, Hands-70 feetNews24 Bureau