October 31, 2018 10:20 IST

Iron Man 2: The making of world's tallest statue of Sardar Patel

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Iron Man 2: The making of world's tallest statue of Sardar Patel Located in Sadhu-Bet Island, Gujarat, the 182-metre long statue will occupy over 20,000 square meters, and will be surrounded by a 12 square km artificial lake. The total project cost is estimated to be Rs. 2,989 crore. A 182-metre-high (600-foot-high) tribute to independence icon Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel that is being inaugurated in Gujarat state at the end of October will be the first to dwarf the Spring Temple Buddha in China, currently the world's biggest statue at 128 metres (420 feet) in height. Credit: Getty Images
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Iron Man 2: The making of world's tallest statue of Sardar Patel Indian workers give the finishing touches to the world's tallest statue dedicated to Indian independence leader Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, overlooking the Sardar Sarovar Dam near Vadodara in India's western Gujarat state on October 18, 2018. Credit: (Photo by SAM PANTHAKY/AFP/Getty Images)
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Iron Man 2: The making of world's tallest statue of Sardar Patel Indian workers pose at the base of the world's tallest statue dedicated to Indian independence leader Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, overlooking the Sardar Sarovar Dam near Vadodara in India's western Gujarat state on October 18, 2018. Credit: (Photo by SAM PANTHAKY/AFP/Getty Images)
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Iron Man 2: The making of world's tallest statue of Sardar Patel Indian workers give the finishing touches to the world's tallest statue dedicated to Indian independence leader Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, overlooking the Sardar Sarovar Dam near Vadodara in India's western Gujarat state on October 18, 2018. Credit: (Photo by SAM PANTHAKY/AFP/Getty Images)
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Iron Man 2: The making of world's tallest statue of Sardar Patel Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi will inaugurate the 182-metre-high (600-foot-high) 'Statue Of Unity', which is a tribute to independence icon Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, on October 31. Credit: (Photo by SAM PANTHAKY/AFP/Getty Images)
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Iron Man 2: The making of world's tallest statue of Sardar Patel The 'Statue Of Unity', the world's tallest statue dedicated to Indian independence leader Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, stands overlooking the Sardar Sarovar Dam near Vadodara in India's western Gujarat state on October 30, 2018. Credit: (Photo by SAM PANTHAKY/AFP/Getty Images)