'Statue of Unity' Of Sardar Patel

  'Statue of Unity' Of Sardar Patel

The Statue of Unity, dadicated to India's iron man    Sardar Vallabhbahi Patel.The Statue of Unity is a symbol of national pride and integration. It is also a tribute to India's engineering skills and project management abilities. On 15 December 2013, that time Gujarat CM Narendra Modi had started the campaign to 169000 villages. That carrying about three lakh empty kit boxes. At 2016, about 135 metric tonnes of iron was collected for the statue. It consumes Rs 2,989 crore to build the Statue of Unity project. Barring bronze cladding which is a fragment of the mammoth work, is carried out indigenously.

About Construction-:

The Statue of Unity construction work started    on 19 December 2015.

Matrial Used                               Quantities 

Cement concrete                        180,000 cu m

Reinforced Steel                          18,500 tonnes

Structured Steel                            6,500 tonnes

Bronze                                            1,700 tonnes

Bronze cladding                            1,850 tonnes


The statue of Unity is  as a manner of Sardar Patel walking pose. The walking pose also opened up a gap of 6.4 metres between the two feet. Its geometric base is that covers the full Sadhu Hill. The statue is slender most at the base.  It is tested to withstand high wind velocity. 

The statue structure is capable for 180 km per hour wind speed. The Statue of Unity can also survive earthquakes measuring up to 6.5 on the Richter Scale, at a depth of 10 km and within a radius of 12 km of the statue. It  contains a Memorial Garden and a large museum. It also contains a viewing gallery at 153m height. 

The viewing gallery have enough space to accommodate up to 200 people at a time. One can enjoy the  view of the Satpura and Vindhyachal mountain ranges.

Engineering and Design - :

The design of the statue made by using various techniques. They collected around 2,000 photographs from archives for review. They  consulted from historians and people who had seen Sardar. Then they convert the 2-dimensional photograph into a 3-dimensional. 

Engineers had work hard to come as near to reality as possible. The shape of the shawl and like its fall are made to considering the peasant family background.
The hard working engineering and construction teams along with the architects, the sculptor, and reputed global consultants has come true this dream of India's Prime Minister  Mr. Narendra Modi to reality in a record period of time.

The replica of its was scanned into electronic data. Then it was finally converted into a data grid for around 182 meters statue design. After that they took this data to the foundry for casting the final bronze claddings. It was hard task to arrange thousands of parts to complete a three-dimensional print. 

Structure has two vertical cores supporting the steel frames to which about 6,500 bronze panels are clad. It's base is not wide. In this statue, the standing leader's two legs is to be separate, which cantains a narrow base for the statue.

The statue is in five zones - :

Zone 1st -  Up to its shin, has three levels, including an exhibit floor, mezzanine and roof.

Zone 2 - Up to the statue's thighs at 149 metres.

Zone 3 -  Up to the viewing gallery at 153 metres.

Zone 4 - Have the maintenance area.

Zone 5 -  Head and shoulders.

The visitors can also get a amazing view of the two reservoirs, Sardar Sarovar Reservoir and Garudeshwar Reservoir.
In the lobby area at the entrance of the statue, there is Museum and Audio Visual Gallery. That is gives 15-minute presentations on the life of Sardar Patel. It also includes tribal culture of Gujarat on the pattern of Burj Khalifa where visitors are shown audio-visual presentations.

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