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Visiting hours for Statue of Unity increased


VADODARA: The Gujarat executive on Tuesday greater the Statue of Unity's visiting time for the general public through two hours, state chief secretary J N Singh mentioned.

He mentioned the new visiting hours for the Sardar Patel memorial in Kevadiya within the state's Narmada district are from 8am to 6pm as a substitute of the sooner 9am to 5pm.

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Vallabhbhai Patel whose statue has been named 'Statue of Unity' was India’s first deputy top minister. On Wednesday India celebrates his 143rd birth anniversary. It is situated on the river island called Sadhu Bet near Rajpipla, Gujarat. It is designed through Padma Shri & Padma Bhushan recipient Ram Vanji Sutar and the overall height is 208m.


The 182-metre statue, the tallest such structure on the planet, has noticed an enormous rush of tourists because it was unveiled on October 31 last year through Prime Minister Narendra Modi.


Kites fly near the Statue of Unity throughout the International Kite Festival at Kevadiya Colony. AP Photo

Over 8 lakh folks have visited the website online from November 1 last year, when it was opened for the general public, till date, the manager secretary mentioned.


I Ok Patel, Narmada district collector and chief administrator of the Statue of Unity website online, told PTI that the new time slots were decided upon maintaining in mind the customer rush anticipated throughout the summer season.


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An professional round 7,000 visitors can view the memorial day by day within the new time slot in opposition to 6,000 throughout weekends and public holidays within the previous 9am-5pm duration.


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