On the eve of entering 10th year of his rule as Gujarat Chief Minister, Shri Narendra Modi addressed a press conference in Ahmedabad’s GLS auditorium on Wednesday, and announced state government’s plan to install Sardar Patel’s 182 meter high ‘Statue of Unity’ 3 km away from Narmada dam at a place known as Sadhu bet.

Proposed statue will be double in height compare to America’s Statue of Liberty, and five times higher than Reao Di Janero based Jesus Christ statue. It will be the highest statue in the world, The Chief Minister in his video presentation said, there will be surveys conducted for environmental and other issues related to this project. He said, a research centre for good governance will come up in the statue complex. One would be able to reach the statue through boat ride in the river.