India is now home to the world’s tallest statue — Statue of Unity– and with its whopping height of 182 meters, it has garnered considerable attention across the globe. Now, in a picture shared by Planet Lab, world’s leading commercial satellite network, it showed that the giant statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel is visible from the space.
The Rs 2,989 crore project took 42 months, and round-the-clock work by 3,400 labourers and 250 engineers to complete the giant structure, which is twice the height of the Statue of Liberty in the US. Sharing a photo on Twitter of the satellite image of the statue built near the Sardar Sarovar Dam in Narmada district, the company wrote, “At 597 feet, India’s Statue of Unity is now the tallest statue in the world and clearly seen from space!” The Oblique SkySat image was captured on November 15, 2018, they added.
At 597 feet, India’s Statue of Unity is now the tallest statue in the world and clearly seen from space! Oblique SkySat image captured today, November 15, 2018. pic.twitter.com/FkpVoHJKjw
— Planet (@planetlabs) November 15, 2018
The photo quickly created a buzz online, with Indians describing it as a proud moment.
Wow! What a eyeful scene👌👌 https://t.co/j6DRddgzxA
— Gaurav Shekhawat (@Gauraid9splus) November 17, 2018
Incredible India 👏👏 https://t.co/xxghr1tHYE
— Stranger (@amarDgreat) November 17, 2018
Sending out the message of Unity to all the galaxies out there …
With Love , From Earth 🙏😍🌹 https://t.co/t0ifH0IhFg
— ashutosh tripathi (@ashu14346) November 17, 2018
— Jeet Sharma (@OneJeet) November 17, 2018
— Shailja Naresh (@NareshShailja) November 17, 2018
It’s visual delight. Feelings of national pride.. https://t.co/tuQSs4iq4I
— Harshit Baxi (@harshit_baxi) November 17, 2018
— Shrimant Mane (@ShrimantSakal) November 17, 2018
TRADEMARK IN INDIAN HISTORY NOW https://t.co/ga4JY3j46Q
— Ajeet Singh (@JournalistAjeet) November 17, 2018
Great wall of china.. this is great statue of India.. https://t.co/A2DTHi4K6e
— Someone (@Sum_Onee) November 17, 2018
Legend from the Space. https://t.co/YZSNq3doNO
— Bhavesh Ginoya (@BhaveshGinoya) November 17, 2018
This this is a very good day off and I think ok this is a unity of Statue the great Indian wall and very nice person so because as is a very good day off…….. https://t.co/cLITPQfPaM
— Neeraj Kumar Gupta (@NeerajK17530185) November 17, 2018
— Prateek Revadi (@revd_prateek) November 17, 2018
Oh..! What a beautiful view,we are visiting very shortly. Jay sardar..👌💐 https://t.co/wiSL0rz5Vf
— Jitendra Doshi (@JitendraDoshi20) November 17, 2018
That looks majestic!! https://t.co/LUzVNxjigp
— yogendra rathore (@yogendrarathore) November 17, 2018
The foundation stone of the statue was laid in October 2013 by PM Modi, who was then the chief minister of Gujarat and the height was picked as ‘182’ metre to match the total Assembly constituencies in Gujarat. On October 31 this year on Patel’s birth anniversary, it was inaugurated by PM Modi.