Taller Than Statue Of Liberty! India Unveils The World's Tallest Statue That Cost 400+ Mil.


India unveils world's tallest statue which is almost twice the height of the Statue of Liberty!

Source: http://www.ladbible.com/news/news-britai...

The statue of Unity has been officially inaugurated in Gujarat state, India.

A 182-metre-high monument is created by Michael Graves Architecture and Design.

The Statue of Unity is nearly 50 storeys tall and it measures 240 metres.

The giant bronze statue is almost twice the height of the Statue of Liberty and this makes it the tallest in the world.

It took 3,500 workers four years to construct the statue.

It required a total of 210,000 cubic metres of cement, 25,000 tonnes of steel and 1,700 tonnes of bronze and cost 29.8 billion rupees (almost £330 million)!

Britain donated over £1 billion to India and India was also spending £330 million on the build!

Tory MP Peter Bone said: "To take £1.1 billion in aid from us and then at the same time spend £330 million on a statue is a total nonsense and it is the sort of thing that drives people mad.

"What it proves is that we should not be giving money to India. It is up to them how they spend their money but if they can afford this statue, then it is clearly a country we should not need to be giving aid to."

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