NEW DELHI: After the âStatue of Unityâ in Gujarat was included in TIME magazine’s â100 Greatest Places in the World of 2019â list, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday that he was happy that ‘it is becoming a âpopular tourist spotâ.
“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 âStatue of Unityâ 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.