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With love, despite hate: How the 182-metre Sardar Patel statue was built

At 182 metres, the Statue of Unity is twice the height of the Statue of Liberty

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Ranju Sarkar Kevadia (Gujarat)
All roads in Gujarat's Narmada district lead to Kevadia. The statue of Sardar Vallabhai Patel, the tallest in the world, is being given the finishing touches as senior officials descend on the town, tiny restaurants struggle to feed the multitudes, and schools and hostels double up as accommodation for police forces and officials on duty to oversee the inauguration on Wednesday by the Prime Minister. 

At 182 metres, the Statue of Unity, as it is called in honour of the role Sardar Patel played in unifying the princely states into the Union of India, is twice the height of the

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First Published: Oct 31 2018 | 5:30 AM IST

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