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Statue of unity - Cost & height - Facts that you should know

Let us look into the details of the cost and height of the Statue of unity.

Statue of unity - Cost & height

Statue of Unity Cost

The total cost to build the Statue of Unity is Rs 2,989 crores or $430 mn.

Except for bronze cladding, which was done in China, all other work was done in India. The bronze cladding was only 8% of the total cost of the statue of unity.

It consumed 

- 210,000 cubic meter of cement concrete poured into the statue

- 18,500 tonnes of reinforced steel

- 6,500 tonnes of structural steel

- 1,700 tonnes of bronze

- 1,850 tonnes of bronze cladding made up of some 565 macro & 6,000 micro panels

The Statue of Unity was built under the Public-Private Partnership model, with most of the money raised by the Government of Gujarat. 

Budget provisions by Gujarat Government.

 Year    Budgetary Provision
2013-14 Rs 100 crore
2015-16 Rs 915 crore
2016-17 Rs 1066 crore
 2018-19  Rs 899 crore

Many PSUs also funded the project under their budgets for Corporate social responsibility. Below are a few of the major contributions.

 PSU   The amount funded under CSR
 Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited Rs 50 crore
 Indian Oil Corporation Limited Rs 21.83 crore
 Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited Rs 25 crore
 Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited Rs 25 crore
 Oil India Limited Rs 25 crore
 Gujarat Minerals Corporation Limited (GMCL) Rs 11 crore

Union Govt of India contributed Rs 200 crore for this project.

Statue of Unity Height

The height of the Statue of Unity is 182 meters or 597 feet from the road. Its height is 208.5 meters from the base of the river.

Just to give you some idea of its height, here are a few comparisons.

1. The height of the Statue of Unity is 182 meters. This is 29 meters or 95 feet higher than the second-highest statue in the world, Spring Buddha of China whose height is 153 meters.

2. It is almost double in size to Statue of Liberty which is the tallest statue in the USA. The height of the Statue of Liberty is 93 meters or 310 feet.

3. The Statue of Unity is 100 times taller than an average height common man who is approximately 6 feet tall.

Statue of Unity Height

Height of Viewing Gallery of Statue of Unity

The statue has a viewing gallery at a height of 135 meters at its chest, which can accommodate 200 visitors at a time, offering a panoramic view of the Narmada river, surrounding hills, and Sardar Sarovar dam.

Statue in five zones

The statue of unity is divided into five zones. 

Zone 1 - This zone is up to the shin of the Sarsar's statue. It has three levels, including an exhibit floor, mezzanine, and the roof. It contains a Memorial Garden and a large museum.

Zone 2 - This zone reaches till the thighs at 149 meters and is not accessible to the public

Zone 3 - This has the viewing gallery at 135 meters. This zone goes up to a height of 153 meters.

Zone 4 - This zone is the maintenance area

Zone 5 - This Zone is the head and shoulders of Sardar Patel's statue.