Someone put Statue of Unity on sale for Rs30,000 crore!
We are witnessing some weird outcomes of Coronavirus! An unknown man tried to sell the Statue of Unity for Rs30,000 crore to meet the expenses for hospitals and medical infrastructure to fight the coronavirus outbreak. The sale was proposed on an online platform called OLX.
The description of the listing in the website said: “‘Emergency! Selling Statue of Unity because of urgent money required for the hospitals and healthcare equipment”. The original listing was taken down by the company later.
A case was registered against this unknown person in Gujarat.
The Statue of Unity, built at a cost of about Rs 3,000 crore, is dedicated to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. The memorial to Sardar Patel, at 182 metres, is the world’s tallest such structure and has attracted several lakh people since it was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2018.
The 182-metre-high (600 ft) Statue of Unity will be twice the size of New York's Statue of Liberty. And though pretty high, the World's tallest statue is the Spring Temple Buddha in China at 128 m (420 feet) high.