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Oct 30, 2013 at 10:33am IST

Gujarat: Sardar Patel statue to be twice the size of Statue of Liberty

Ahmedabad: As the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress slug it out over Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel's legacy, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi will unveil his statue near Bahrauch on October 31. The proposed statue will be 182 metre tall and will be the tallest in the world.

The total height from the base will be 240 metre, which includes base level of 58 metre. It will be double the size of 'Statue of Liberty'. The 'Spring Temple Buddha' statue in China is the closest rival at a height of 153 metre.

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The project is set to be completed in two phases and the first phase is estimated to cost around Rs 2,000 crore. The statue will have steel framing, reinforced cement concrete and bronze coating.

The first phase will involve the construction of the statue and the bridge connecting the statue to the river bank. The statue will be erected on an island on Narmada riverbed facing the Sardar Sarovar Dam at Kevadia.