Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has secured order for construction of the Statue of Unity, the world s tallest statue.
The Buildings & Factories Business of L&T Construction has won the EPC order worth Rs 2989 crores for the design and construction of the statue of Indias first home minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel from the Government of Gujarat. The 182-metre tall statue is to be completed within 42 months.
L&T s scope of work will include design, engineering and construction of the statue along with an exhibition centre at its base, a memorial garden, a designer bridge connecting Sadhu Island with the mainland along the Narmada River, an internal roadway of 5 km length, improvements to the existing roads /bridges/ culverts connecting the area of Sadhu Island. It will also host an administrative complex, a management hub cum a star-rated hotel (Shresta Bharat Bhavan) and a conference centre.