28 October 2014

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Gujarat gives Rs 2,979-cr work order to L&T for Statue of Unity

Gujarat gives Rs 2,979-cr work order to L&T for Statue of Unity

The Gujarat government issued work order of Rs 2,979 crore to Larsen & Toubro (L&T), on Monday to construct the Statue of Unity, the world’s tallest statue and one of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pet projects.

Of the total contract of Rs 2,979 crore,
Rs 1,347 crore would be used for building the statue,
Rs 235 crore for constructing the exhibition centre and convention centre, Rs 134 crore for research and development centres and Rs 83 crore for building the bridge connecting memorial with the mainland.

According to the agreement, L&T will maintain and manage the project site for 15 years after completion of the construction for which it will be paid Rs 657 crore for the period.

The 182-metre statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel is being built as a tribute to the “iron man of India”

The project was floated by Modi on October 31, 2013, the birth anniversary of Sardar Patel.

The construction of the statue along with an exhibition hall, a man-made lake and a bridge connecting the Sadhu Island with the mainland, hotel and convention centre, is likely to be completed in the next 42 months.

The first phase of the Statue of Unity project will involve construction of the main statue, a bridge connecting the statue to the river bank and reconstruction of the 12-km road along the bank.

The project comprises the statue, a memorial park at the base of the statue, an artificial reservoir between the dam and Garudeshwar town and a visitor facilitation centre and reception desk at Kevadia. The total height of the statue, including the 58-metre base level, will be 240 metres.

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rudraprayaga October 28, 2014  

Idea is good and initiative is ion the ebb of fulfillment of words.But the amount is high. Let the corruption remain kilometres away.