Articles tagged under: Statue of Unity

Gujarat govt. transfers 3 IAS; Kheda Collector IK Patel shifted as Chief Administrator of Statue of Unity

November 15, 2018
Gujarat govt. transfers 3 IAS; Kheda Collector IK Patel shifted as Chief Administrator of Statue of Unity

Gandhingar: The Government of Gujarat today announced transfers of three Indian Administrative Service(IAS) officer. Kheda-Nadiad Collector IK Patel has been shifted as CEO and Rehabilitation Commissioner of Sardar Sarovar Punarvasvat Agency, Vadodara and Chief Administrator of Statue of Unity relieving Shahmeena Husain of additional charge. CEO of Surat Urban Development Agency(SUDA), SB Patel has been appointed new district Collector of Kheda-Nadiad replacing IK Patel. Regional Com...Read More

Statue of Unity projection mapping show known as Laser Show to get a more organized shape in coming days, the free of charge 30 minute show going on regular in the evening since Gujarati new year day

November 15, 2018
Statue of Unity projection mapping show known as Laser Show to get a more organized shape in coming days, the free of charge 30 minute show going on regular in the evening since Gujarati new year day

Kevadia: The projection mapping show at the Statue of Unity here which is more popularly and commonly known as laser show that uses 51 high resolution projectors fixed at a distance of 600 meters to do the around 30 minute long colourful and enthralling light and sound show depicting the life and times of the Iron-man of India Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel using his 182 meter tall enormous monument as the screen, would take a formal shape in coming days. There was some confusion about the show in ...Read More

DGP conference to be held in Kevadiya close to statue of unity from December 20 to 22, PM Modi likely to attend

November 14, 2018
DGP conference to be held in Kevadiya close to statue of unity from December 20 to 22, PM Modi likely to attend

Gandhinagar: The annual DGP conference would be held in Kevadia close to statue of unity site from December 20 to 22 this year. Minister of State for home Pradipsinh Jadeja today informed that DGP's and other senior police officials from across the country would participate in the conference. There is likelihood of PM Narendra Modi, union minister of home Rajnath Singh and national security advisor Ajit Dobhal's participation in the event. This would be second time in la...Read More

Bihar Deputy CM Sushil Modi visits Statue of Unity, remained sort of ‘trapped’ in the lift to viewing gallery due to power drop

November 13, 2018
Bihar Deputy CM Sushil Modi visits Statue of Unity, remained sort of ‘trapped’ in the lift to viewing gallery due to power drop

Kevadia: Deputy CM of Bihar Sushil Modi who today visited the statue of unity here had to witness a somewhat unpleasant situation as due to sudden 'power-drop' he was sort of 'trapped' inside one of the two lifts, in the 182 meter tall statue, which carry the visitors to the 'observation deck' more popularly known as viewing gallery situated at a height of 153 m near its supposed heart. When the incident happened Energy minister of Gujarat Saurabh Patel was also present with him in the...Read More

Private land acquisition for railway line to Statue of Unity to complete in 8 months: GM of WR

November 12, 2018
Private land acquisition for railway line to Statue of Unity to complete in 8 months: GM of WR

Vadodara: Land acquisition for laying a new railway line between Dabhoi and Kevadia(Statue of Unity) will take 8 more months, said A.K.Gupta, general manager of Western Railways. He said laying of railway line is progressing speedily and government land has been acquired for this purpose fully. However at some places private land need to be acquired for which all details are ready. Acquisition of private land will be completed in next 8 months, he added. DeshGujaratRead More

Statue of Unity to remain closed for tourists on every Monday

November 12, 2018
Statue of Unity to remain closed for tourists on every Monday

Vadodara: Statue of Unity, world's tallest statue will remain closed for public visit today as Mondays are reserved for maintenance and cleanliness of statue and associated sites of tourist interest. Some 300 tickets were sold online for this Monday in advance. According to officials, those tickets will be considered valid for any other day. Out of 300, more than 100 have confirmed they are going to prepone or postpone their visit. Reputed firm BVG India has been hired for cleanliness of stat...Read More

Architecture student after visiting Statue of Unity raises several questions regarding planning, design, management and facilities

November 10, 2018
Architecture student after visiting Statue of Unity raises several questions regarding planning, design, management and facilities

Vadodara: Kosha Shah, an architecture student has after her visit to Statue of Unity in a thread of tweet, questioned the design of statue site, and hardship people face due to heavy rush. Presented below is her twitter thread: Twitter thread: Yesterday i visited world's biggest statue and talking about the user experience that comes with this Incredibly huge 182 m high national monument, we came across this. Obviously looking at these pictures, we'd blame our people and our ethics. But th...Read More

300 locals from six close-by villages called for job-interview by private company looking after maintenance of statue of unity

November 10, 2018
300 locals from six close-by villages called for job-interview by private company looking after maintenance of statue of unity

Kevadia: Amid increasing pressure from locals for job in the statue of unity (SoU) project, the private company looking after maintenance of its premises has reportedly called 300 people from the close-by six villages for job related interviews. The company working as a sub-let agency of L&T has called 50 people from each of the six villages for interview tomorrow. Sarpanch of one of the six villages Vaghodiya where a plant was set up for construction of the statue, Govind ...Read More

Tourist flooded Statue of Unity site again, SP himself on roads to maintain traffic in Kevadia, over 8 km long jam witnessed

November 10, 2018
Tourist flooded Statue of Unity site again, SP himself on roads to maintain traffic in Kevadia, over 8 km long jam witnessed

Update: Total 33,576 visitors visited Statue of Unity. Due to kilometers long queue for ticket at PRO office, issuance of tickets for upper deck was stopped at 12.00 noon itself. Against the capacity of 5,000 visitors per day at upper deck, 10,361 were brought in. Around 20,000 visited the statue without deck view. Revenue through ticket was Rs 33,62,860 today. Total revenue from ticket sell so far has been Rs 2.10 crore. Total number of visitors since opening of statue site on 1st November has...Read More

75,000 visitors in 9 days at Statue of Unity, Rs 1.76 crore earned through tickets

November 10, 2018
75,000 visitors in 9 days at Statue of Unity, Rs 1.76 crore earned through tickets

Bharuch: As many as 23,666 tourists visited Statue of Unity on Friday on Bhai Bij. With this total 74,671 tourists visited the place since 1st of November when the statue site was opened for public. In these 9 days, Sardar Patel Rashtriya Ekta Trust has earned Rs.1,76,84,465 through tickets. Chief Engineer of Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Ltd Parthiv C Vyas said that in a single day only around 5000 people can go to the viewing gallery (situated near the heart of the statue at a height o...Read More

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