NEW DELHI: After the “Statue of Unity” in Gujarat was included in TIME magazine’s “100 Greatest Places in the World of 2019” list, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday that he was happy that ‘it is becoming a “popular tourist spot”.
“Great news about the ‘Statue of Unity’ – it finds a place in the @TIME 100 Best Places 2019 list. And, a few days ago, a record 34,000 people visited the site. in just one day. Glad that it is becoming a popular tourist spot, “tweeted Prime Minister Modi.
Excellent news about the ‘Statue of Unity’ – it finds a place in the @TIME List of the 100 best seats 2019.
And, a few days ago, a record 34,000 people visited the site in a single day.
– Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 28, 2019
Modi unveiled Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s “Statue of Unity” in October last year on the occasion of his 143rd birthday.
Located on Sadhu-Bet Island in Gujarat, the 182-meter-high statue occupies over 20,000 square meters and is surrounded by a 12-square-kilometer man-made lake.
Besides ‘Statue of Unity’, Soho House Mumbai was also included in the list.