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In Pictures: Sardar Patel's statue of unity is getting ready for inauguration

Updated : 2018-10-19 11:32:02

Statue of Unity, built as a memorial to the ‘Iron Man of India’ Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, is about to be completed in the next few days after four years of work. It is built at a cost of over Rs 2,300 crore and will be the largest statue in the world with a height of 182 metres. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to inaugurate the statue at Kevadia in Narmada district of Gujarat on October 31, birthday of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.

The under construction statue of unity stands facing Sardar Sarovar Dam at Kevadiya Colony, about 200 kilometers (125 miles) from Ahmadabad, India, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. The Statue of Unity, a 182-meters tall tribute to Indian freedom fighter Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, will be inaugurated on Oct. 31 by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and is slated to be the one of the world's tallest statue. Photo Credit-AP
The under construction statue of unity stands facing Sardar Sarovar Dam at Kevadiya Colony, about 200 kilometers (125 miles) from Ahmadabad, India, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. The Statue of Unity, a 182-meters tall tribute to Indian freedom fighter Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, will be inaugurated on Oct. 31 by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and is slated to be the one of the world's tallest statue. Photo Credit-AP
Gujarat state Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel talks near the under construction statue of unity at Kevadiya Colony, about 200 kilometers (125 miles) from Ahmadabad, India, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. The Statue of Unity, a 182-meters tall tribute to Indian freedom fighter Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, will be inaugurated on Oct. 31 by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and is slated to be the one of the world's tallest statue. Photo Credit-AP
Gujarat state Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel talks near the under construction statue of unity at Kevadiya Colony, about 200 kilometers (125 miles) from Ahmadabad, India, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. The Statue of Unity, a 182-meters tall tribute to Indian freedom fighter Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, will be inaugurated on Oct. 31 by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and is slated to be the one of the world's tallest statue. Photo Credit-AP
The Statue of Unity, a 182-meters tall tribute to Indian freedom fighter Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, will be inaugurated on Oct. 31 by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and is slated to be the one of the world's tallest statue. Photo Credit-AP
The Statue of Unity, a 182-meters tall tribute to Indian freedom fighter Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, will be inaugurated on Oct. 31 by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and is slated to be the one of the world's tallest statue. Photo Credit-AP
Policemen stand guard near the under construction statue of unity stands facing Sardar Sarovar Dam at Kevadiya Colony, about 200 kilometers (125 miles) from Ahmadabad, India, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. The Statue of Unity, a 182-meters tall tribute to Indian freedom fighter Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, will be inaugurated on Oct. 31 by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and is slated to be the one of the world's tallest statue.Photo Credit-AP
Policemen stand guard near the under construction statue of unity stands facing Sardar Sarovar Dam at Kevadiya Colony, about 200 kilometers (125 miles) from Ahmadabad, India, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. The Statue of Unity, a 182-meters tall tribute to Indian freedom fighter Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, will be inaugurated on Oct. 31 by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and is slated to be the one of the world's tallest statue.Photo Credit-AP
The under construction statue of unity stands facing Sardar Sarovar Dam is seen at Kevadiya Colony, about 200 kilometers (125 miles) from Ahmadabad, India, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. Photo Credit-AP
The under construction statue of unity stands facing Sardar Sarovar Dam is seen at Kevadiya Colony, about 200 kilometers (125 miles) from Ahmadabad, India, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. Photo Credit-AP
The under construction statue of unity stands facing Sardar Sarovar Dam is seen at Kevadiya Colony, about 200 kilometers (125 miles) from Ahmadabad, India, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. The Statue of Unity, a 182-meters tall tribute to Indian freedom fighter Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, will be inaugurated on Oct. 31 by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and is slated to be the one of the world's tallest statue. Photo Credit-AP
The under construction statue of unity stands facing Sardar Sarovar Dam is seen at Kevadiya Colony, about 200 kilometers (125 miles) from Ahmadabad, India, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. The Statue of Unity, a 182-meters tall tribute to Indian freedom fighter Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, will be inaugurated on Oct. 31 by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and is slated to be the one of the world's tallest statue. Photo Credit-AP
Indian workers work near the under construction statue of unity stands facing Sardar Sarovar Dam at Kevadiya Colony, about 200 kilometers (125 miles) from Ahmadabad, India, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. Photo Credit-AP
Indian workers work near the under construction statue of unity stands facing Sardar Sarovar Dam at Kevadiya Colony, about 200 kilometers (125 miles) from Ahmadabad, India, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. Photo Credit-AP
Indian workers stands near the under construction Statue of Unity at Kevadiya Colony, about 200 kilometers (125 miles) from Ahmadabad, India, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. The Statue of Unity, a 182-meters tall tribute to Indian freedom fighter Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, will be inaugurated on Oct. 31 and is slated to be the one of the world's tallest statue.Photo Credit-AP
Indian workers stands near the under construction Statue of Unity at Kevadiya Colony, about 200 kilometers (125 miles) from Ahmadabad, India, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. The Statue of Unity, a 182-meters tall tribute to Indian freedom fighter Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, will be inaugurated on Oct. 31 and is slated to be the one of the world's tallest statue.Photo Credit-AP
The under construction statue of unity stands facing Sardar Sarovar Dam at Kevadiya Colony, about 200 kilometers (125 miles) from Ahmadabad, India, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. The Statue of Unity, a 182-meters tall tribute to Indian freedom fighter Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, will be inaugurated on Oct. 31 and is slated to be the one of the world's tallest statue. Photo Credit-AP
The under construction statue of unity stands facing Sardar Sarovar Dam at Kevadiya Colony, about 200 kilometers (125 miles) from Ahmadabad, India, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. The Statue of Unity, a 182-meters tall tribute to Indian freedom fighter Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, will be inaugurated on Oct. 31 and is slated to be the one of the world's tallest statue. Photo Credit-AP
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