L&T to build tallest monument in world in India

Statue of Unity will be double size of New York's Statue of Liberty

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Larsen & Toubro Construction has won an EPC order worth 2,989 crores for the design and construction of the Statue of Unity from the Government of Gujarat.

The 182m (597ft) bronze statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai will be built on the Sadhu-Bet Island, 3.5km south of Sardar Sarovar Dam at Kevadia n the Narmada district of Gujarat.

Once completed, the Statue of Unity will be the tallest in the world, double the size of New York’s Statue of Liberty (93m).

L&T’s scope will include design, engineering and construction of the statue along with an exhibition centre at its base, a memorial garden, designer bridge connecting Sadhu Island with the mainland along the Narmada River, an internal roadway stretching 5km, and improvements to the existing roads/bridges/culverts connecting the area of Sadhu Island.

It will also host an administrative complex, a management hub-cum-star rated hotel (Shresta Bharat Bhavan) and a conference centre.

The memorial tourist centre is scheduled to be completed within 42 months.

S.N. Subrahmanyan, member of the board and senior executive vice president (infrastructure and construction), said: “Purely in engineering and construction perspective, the ‘Statue of Unity’ poses some very unique challenges, and we possess the requisite credentials to construct.

“It will indeed be an honour and privilege to use our expertise to create a monument that is sure to evoke nationalistic pride in the heart of every Indian.”

Leading construction company Turner Construction, which built Dubai's famous architectural structure Burj Khalifa, is a consultant to the project. 

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