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Statue of Unity now getting 30k daily visitors: Guj officials

Press Trust of India  |  Vadodara 

The 182-metre tall of Unity dedicated to Patel in Gujarat's district is becoming one of the country's top tourist spots and is now attracting about 30,000 people every day, senior state officials said Monday.

Both Chief Secretary J N Singh and the state's (Tourism) S J Haider put the figure of daily visitors at the site over the past few days at 30,000.

The statue, the world's tallest, located on Sadhu Bet islet on the Sarovar Dam in Kevadiya, was inaugurated by on October 31.

United States Monday visited the memorial.

Kagan spent time at the viewing gallery, located at a height of 153 metres, and took in the expansive view offered from there of the Sarovar Dam as well as the Vindhya and Satpura mountain ranges, said officials.

"The is very impressive and I'm happy to learn the purpose behind its construction," Kagan said after the visit.

The is a tribute to Sardar Patel's role in getting 562 princely states to accede to the after Independence.

Kagan later visited Abhinay Gram Vikas, an NGO based in Rajpipla, which works for tribal welfare and rural development.

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First Published: Mon, December 03 2018. 15:55 IST