Watch: 30-feet-tall dinosaur built near Statue of Unity in Gujarat collapses
A 30-feet-tall gigantic model of dinosaur built near the Statue of Unity in Gujarat's Narmada district collapsed on Sunday.
Narmada: A 30-feet-tall gigantic model of dinosaur built near the Statue of Unity in Gujarat's Narmada district collapsed on Sunday.
The under-construction huge replica of a dinosaur was built at the cost of Rs 2 crore as part of a tourist attraction plan of the Gujarat government. It took a month's time to build the dinosaur model which fell to the ground on Sunday.No injuries were reported in the incident.
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The incident raised several questions regarding the viability of the project and the tender who passed the project.
The project aims at constructing a number of attractions such as river rafting, a safari park, and several others to attract a large number of people towards recently-inaugurated an imposing 182-metre (597 feet) statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in Gujarat's Kevadiya. The replica of dinosaurs is a part of such tourist attractions.
Built in the honour of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the world's tallest Statue of Unity was dedicated to the nation by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 31, 2018. The imposing monument is twice the height of Statue of Liberty and is built on an islet, Sadhu Bet, near the Sardar Sarovar Dam in Narmada district.
The statue has been built using over 70,000 tonnes of cement, 18,500 tonnes of reinforcement steel, 6,000 tonnes of structural steel and 1,700 metric tonnes of bronze, which was used for the outer cladding of the structure, according to the government statement.
The monument was conceptualised by PM Modi during his tenure as Gujarat Chief Minister and he had laid the foundation stone for it in 2013.