Gujarat: Statue of Unity to welcome visitors from October 17

Gujarat: Statue of Unity to welcome visitors from October 17

The Statue of Unity in Gujarat is all set to welcome visitors from October 17, i.e., on the first day of Navratri. Reportedly, the Gujarat state government will be reopening the site in Narmada district, with strict precautionary measures in place.

Located in Kevadia, the Statue of Unity is the world’s tallest statue and was closed down in March following the COVID-19 pandemic, and the subsequent lockdown. As per the order issued by the government, only 2500 tourists will be permitted to visit this spot every day, of these only 500 will be permitted to go up to the viewing gallery. This measure will be in place to ensure adequate social distancing and that the spread of the virus is prevented.

As per reports, there will be five fixed slots of two hours each for entry every day. Further, only 500 visitors will be allowed to enter in each slot, of which only 100 would be allowed to go to the viewing gallery that is located at 193 m. One will be allowed entry in specific slots as per the ticket bought by them.

Gujarat: Statue of Unity to welcome visitors from October 17

While the first slot would start at 8 AM, the last slot has been fixed at 4 PM. Those planning to visit this spot will need tickets, which will be available in two-hour slots from the authorised ticketing website

Do note that no tickets will be issued manually, i.e., from the ticket windows at the site.

Further, all basic COVID protocols like hand sanitising, wearing masks, and maintaining physical distancing will have to be followed by the visitors. The special hop-on hop-off buses will be available to facilitate the travel of visitors. Also, the authorities have already opened the Children’s Nutrition Park and Jungle Safari from October 10, which the visitors can opt to visit when here.

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