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Seaplane services to resume from Dec 28 with new ‘decade-old’ aircraft

December 24, 2020 3:22 am

SpiceJet officials said the aircraft being brought in will be newer and “about a decade-old”. The bookings for the Ahmedabad-Kevadia seaplane route have commenced from December 28, they added.

Gujarat MP writes to PM, seeks withdrawal of eco-sensitive zone around Statue of Unity

December 24, 2020 1:33 am

In his letter drafted in Hindi, Vasava has cited the example of Rajasthan, where the notification for the eco-sensitive zone has been withdrawn in the “interest of farmers and locals”.

Ahmedabad's water hangar to improve seaplane services, allow local maintenance

December 05, 2020 2:32 pm

With Seaplane operations in the state likely to be expanded on three more routes, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) is constructing a water hangar at the Sabarmati riverfront in Ahmedabad to avoid disruption in operations due to maintenance.

Tent City at Statue of Unity site is open — as a wedding venue

July 09, 2020 8:07 am

Bookings are open for customised wedding packages in the Statue of Unity complex, with the Gujarat government planning to open up tourist destinations after the three-month Covid lockdown.

Case filed after Statue of Unity put up for sale on OLX for Rs 30,000 crore

April 06, 2020 1:04 am

A major attraction since its inauguration on October 31, 2018, the SoU was closed for tourists since March 17 after a directive by the Gujarat government.

National Unity Day 2019: Why is Rashtriya Ekta Diwas celebrated on Vallabhbhai Patel's birth anniversary?

October 31, 2019 9:02 am

Rashtriya Ekta Diwas 2019 (National Unity Day): At the time of independence, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel played a key role in convincing several princely states to align with the Indian Union.

Spot on! Statue of Unity makes it to Time's 'Greatest Places 2019' list

August 28, 2019 11:48 am

The list comprises destinations — parks, restaurants, hotels and museums — that tourists are likely to find prodigious and extraordinary.

Over 28,000 tourists visited the site on Saturday: Statue of Unity achieves footfall feat

November 11, 2018 5:46 am

As many as 28,409 tourists, the highest so far, visited the statue on Saturday, taking the single day collection to Rs 48.44 lakh. The statue has made a total collection of Rs 1.26 crore within three days since November 8.

Statue of Unity inauguration: A look at world's 6 tallest statues

October 31, 2018 12:58 pm

Statue of Unity Inauguration: The Statue of Unity beats China’s ‘Spring Temple Buddha’ as the world’s tallest statue and is said to be twice the height of the Statue of Liberty in the US. Here is a look at the other tallest statues of the world.

Statue of Unity unveiling: 16 tribal activists detained for ‘planning protests’ in Gujarat

October 31, 2018 3:09 am

Those detained on Tuesday belonged to Bhilistan Tiger Sena (BTS), an organisation floated by Jhagadia MLA Chhotu Vasava, and Bharatiya Tribal Party (BTP) party formed by his son Mahesh Vasava in 2017.


Best of 2018: 20 powerful photos by Indian Express photographers

December 31, 2018 9:08 am

Best photos from 2018: From the devastating Kerala floods to the inauguration of Statue of Unity, here we present the 20 most powerful images that dominated the headlines this year


The World's Tallest Statue - Statue of Unity is now open

June 22, 2020 6:12 pm

The Statue of Unity will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 31, 2018. Here are some interesting facts about world's tallest statue located at the Sardar Sarovar Dam on Narmada river in Gujarat.