TALLEST STATUE IN THE WORLD TAKES SHAPE IN INDIA

TALLEST STATUE IN THE WORLD TAKES SHAPE IN INDIA. A view of the construction site of the "Statue of Unity" portraying Sardar Vallabhbha in Gujarat state, India, on September 3, 2018. The world's tallest statue is nearing completion in India. It is designed to be a 182-metre-high tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, a hero of India's independence struggle, in Gujarat state.The statue has cost 29.9bilion rupees (330m; $430m) and is seen as a pet project of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Mr Patel was a deputy prime minister after independence in 1947. Photo courtesy Agencies

Last Updated: 2018-09-04

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