Statue of Unity continues to generate revenue and attract tourists; these many crore earned from lakhs of visitors in just three months


The imposing Statue of Unity, which is also the tallest in the world at 182 meters, is generating revenue from the unprecedented arrival of tourists in the last three months since its inauguration on October 31, 2018. The Statue, located on the Narmada district of Gujarat, near Kevadiya The city is located 3.2 kilometers away downstream from the Sardar Sarovar dam. Varun Gandhi, a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party, asked the government about development in “the area around the Statue to increase employment and tourism in the surrounding area.”

In his written response, the tourism minister of the Union, KJ Alphons, informed the house (Lok Sabha) that the “income generated by visitors to the Unity Statue from November 2018 to January 2019 is Rs. 19.47 million rupees “and” the number of tourists who visited the Statue of Unity in Kevadia in three months, from November 2018 to January 2019, was 7.81,349 compared to the annual average of 8.22,009 tourists who visited the Sardar Sarovar Dam in Kevadia in the last five years “, which means the number of tourists coming The Statue of Unity in just three months is close to the average number of tourists visiting the Sardar Sarovar Dam in one year. Informing about the development work that is carried out in the area of ​​the Unity Statue, Alphons reported that the ministry has decided “to develop tourism related activities in the area such as Jungle Safari, amusement park, adventure park and ecotourism, Children’s nutrition park, boat trips from Shreshtha Bharat Bhavan to Statue of Unity, Food Court & Mirror Maze and Cactu s garden. ”

According to media reports, there are plans to start hydroplane services to the Unity Statue from Ahmedabad. “At the moment, technical studies are being carried out to start the services. Once the technical possibilities have been given the green light, we will continue with the project,