Articles tagged under: Statue of Unity

Valley of flowers at Statue of Unity site

February 19, 2018
Valley of flowers at Statue of Unity site

Bharuch: The Prime Minister is likely to dedicate the Statue of Unity - world's tallest statue at Sardar Sarovar Narmada dam site on October 31st this year. Along with the statue and museum, the Prime Minister will also dedicate another tourist attraction - valley of flowers. The government has released Rs 6 crore of Rs 12 crore grant approved for the valley of flowers project. While Rs 3 crore was spent last year, another Rs 3 crore have been spent this year. The Prime Minister had sugg...Read More

Railways seek speedy acquisition for Chandod-Kevadiya broad gauge

January 28, 2018
Railways seek speedy acquisition for Chandod-Kevadiya broad gauge

Gandhinagar: Railway officials met Chief Secretary JN Singh and demanded his intervention for speedy and smooth acquisition of land to implement the Dabhoi-Kevadia broad gauge railway line project. Dabhoi-Kevadia railway line involves Dabhoi-Chandod and Chandod-Kevadia colony stretches. Dabhoi-Chandod stretch has allready a narrow gage line which needs to be converted to broad gauge. However Chandod-Kevadia Colony stretch will need fresh land acquisition to lay new railway line. Two district...Read More

Prime Minister inspects progress of ‘Statue of Unity’ on his birthday

September 17, 2017
Prime Minister inspects progress of ‘Statue of Unity’ on his birthday

  Bharuch: Prime Minister Mr.Narendrabhai Modi, on his 67th birthday, personally visited the progress of the ‘Statue of Unity’ which is being built in the memory of the Iron Man of India SardarVallabhbhai Patel at Sadhu Bet in the Narmada River Valley after inaugurating the SardarSarovar Dam. Minister for Road Transport & Highways for the Central Government Mr.NitinGadkari, Gujarat Chief Minister Mr.Vijay Rupani, Deputy Chief Minister Mr.Nitinbhai Patel, former Chief Minister ...Read More

Highlights of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address at Dabhoi

September 17, 2017

Dabhoi: - If Sardar Patel and Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar had lived longer the dam could be completed in 1960s or 1970 benefitting all western states. While Sardar saheb saw dream for this dam, Dr. Ambedkar in his short tenure as minister introduced many projects related to water. - Hardships suffered by this project were unmatched. World Bank decided it would not give fund for Sardar Sarovar. Such a big project was not possible without its aid. Those into false propoganda had spread lies...Read More

Oil PSUs likely to contribute Rs 200 crore for Statue of Unity project

June 06, 2017
Oil PSUs likely to contribute Rs 200 crore for Statue of Unity project

Gandhinagar: According to a report in Indian Express, oil and gas PSUs will through their Corporate Social Responsibility(CSR) funds collectively contribute at least Rs 200 crore for the Statue of Unity, the 182-metre-tall statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel which is being installed at the Sadhu Bet island, 3.5 km south of the Sardar Sarovar Dam at Kevadia in Narmada district of Central Gujarat. While Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) and Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) will contribute Rs 50 cror...Read More

Works start for four laning of highway to Statue of Unity

April 01, 2017
Works start for four laning of highway to Statue of Unity

Rajpipla: Minister of State in central government Mansukh Mandavia today launched the works for Rs 223 crore four laning of national highway number 56 stretch connecting Devaliya and Rajpipla(Statue of Unity). Mandavia said the government had earlier taken up Dabhoi-Devalia and Rajpipla-Ankleshwar foud laning works at a cost of Rs 700 crore. Today Rs 223 crore works are launched for four laning of Devalia-Rajpipla highway. In addition to this approvals are given for Rs 44 crore new bridge co...Read More

It will take 14 years to complete the Statue of Unity project: Congress whip

March 25, 2017
It will take 14 years to complete the Statue of Unity project: Congress whip

Gandhinagar: The Whip of Gujarat Congress Party and the MLA of Sidhpur Mr. Balvantsinh Rajput raised question regarding “Budget provision for Statue of Unity” in the assembly. In his reply Minister (Narmada) said that budget provision made for this project in Year 2014-15 was Rs. 100 crores , in 2015-2016 Rs. 75 cores and in 2016-17 Rs. 134 crores, totaling to 309 crores. Against which Rs. 433.57 crores was spent by the state government. Rajput quoting government's reply said, as on Dece...Read More

30 meter work of Statue of Unity project over

March 23, 2017
30 meter work of Statue of Unity project over

Bharuch: Rs 530 crore amount has been spent so far for construction of the Statue of Unity featuring Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel at Narmada dam in Central Gujarat. So far RCC core work has been completed upto 30 meter and girder work is in progress along with the construction of main bridge and RCC road. The Statue of Unity project will complete in year 2018. More than 2500 laborers and 150 engineers are presently working on the site. Making of concrete structure for Sardar Patel's main body ...Read More

Official date shared on construction of Statue of Unity in parliament

November 30, 2016
Official date shared on construction of Statue of Unity in parliament

New Delhi: Construction of Statue of Unity is a State Government of Gujarat’s project being implemented by Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Ltd. (SSNNL), a wholly owned Government of Gujarat Undertaking. As per the information received from SSNNL, the total amount likely to be spent on the project is Rs. 3060.88 crore. Out of this Rs. 2332 crore is towards construction of the statue and Rs. 657 crore is towards Operation and Maintenance (O&M) for 15 years after completion of the project. Both ...Read More

‘Statue of Unity’ to be completed in two years: Sculptor Ram Sutar

May 12, 2016

New Delhi Renowned for churning out massive statues that ooze creativity and grandeur and adorn public spaces besides at the Parliament House here, prolific sculptor and Padma awardee Ram V Sutar says the 'Statue of Unity' is scheduled to be completed within two years. 91-year-old Sutar, who shot to fame with the 45-feet-high Chambal monument at Gandhi Sagar dam in Madhya Pradesh, was chosen by the government in 2014 to build in Gujarat, a mammoth Sardar Patel statue, slated to be th...Read More

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