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Statue of Unity


Jungle safari, aviary near Statue of Unity reopen for tourists

March 26, 2021 9:30 pm

The management of Statue of Unity has decided to keep all 31 attractions open for Holi.

Over 50 lakh people visited Statue of Unity: Tourism Ministry

February 13, 2021 9:14 am

Rupinder Brar, ADG, Ministry of Tourism, said Kevadia is an ideal example of how tourism can completely turn around the socio-economic situation of a region, generating employment opportunities for thousands of tribals in and around Kevadia.

Train with a vistadome coach provides cultural connect to Statue of Unity

January 18, 2021 1:32 am

On Sunday, 885 people took the inaugural ride through cotton, plantain and castor fields, in the Charotar region of central Gujarat into the forested and tribal district of Narmada, covering 180 kms at a speed of nearly 110kmph, close to the time taken by a road trip.

PM to flag off 8 trains to boost connectivity to Statue of Unity

January 16, 2021 2:54 am

Modi will also inaugurate several other projects related to the railways sector in Gujarat during the event. Chief Minister of Gujarat and Union Railways Minister will be present on the occasion.

Oppose inclusion of areas around Statue of Unity under eco-sensitive zone: ex-BJP MLA to sarpanches

December 25, 2020 1:08 am

Vasava, who also leads the BJP party’s tribal cell in the state, has asked the sarpanches to use the upcoming gram sabhas in the villages to pass resolutions against the government order.

Statue of Unity seaplane service suspended again

November 29, 2020 4:49 am

The service, run by the SpiceJet under the banner of Spice Shuttle, will be resumed after the seaplane returns to India by December 15, officials said.

122 villages Near Statue of Unity: Villagers unhappy as local admin starts process to mark land eco-sensitive zone

November 14, 2020 11:26 pm

In a notification, dated November 7, the Garudeshwar mamlatdar included the entire Gora village, located near the Statue of Unity and the Shoolpaneshwar sanctuary, under eco-sensitive zone and added the state government as a “co-holder” on the land survey numbers.

SpiceJet gets 3,000 bookings for seaplane service

November 01, 2020 9:20 am

Airline officials said that the airline was still fine tuning the booking system which has already received 3000 bookings, most of which are from the Gujarat region.

Kevadia tourism circuit: What to see around Statue of Unity, and what it will cost you

November 02, 2020 6:53 pm

Kevadia, a village in the tribal Narmada district, is home to the Sardar Sarovar Dam reservoir on the Narmada river, and was a popular picnic spot even before the Statue of Unity came up.

Statue of Unity gets a tourism boost; PM launches 17 projects

October 31, 2020 2:44 pm

The inauguration of the 17 projects and laying of the foundation stone of four projects around the Statue of Unity has now turned Kevadia into 'Kevadia tourism circuit'.


March of Unity: CISF, BSF take part in 'Ekta Diwas Parade'

October 31, 2019 3:58 pm

Born on October 31, 1875, at Nadiad in Gujarat, Sardar Patel was India’s first Home Minister who is credited for the merger of over 560 states into the Union of India.


Eye for Detail EP 12: All about the Ayodhya uncertainty, RBI vs govt and Statue of Unity

June 22, 2020 6:12 pm

How the BJP and RSS are reacting to the Supreme Court deferring the Ayodhya case, why the RBI and the government are at loggerheads and what it means to have a statue worth almost Rs 3000 crores. All that and more in this week’s Eye for Detail.

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.