'Excellent news,' says Narendra Modi after Statue of Unity finds place in TIME magazine's '100 greatest places 2019' list

  • Statue of Unity in Gujarat was included in TIME magazine's 'World's 100 Greatest Places of 2019' list

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that he is glad that it is emerging as a 'popular tourist spot'

  • Modi had in October last year inaugurated Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's Statue of Unity on the occasion his 143rd birth anniversary

New Delhi: After Statue of Unity in Gujarat was included in TIME magazine's 'World's 100 Greatest Places of 2019' list, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that he is glad that it is emerging as a "popular tourist spot."

The prime minister also referred to the influx of tourists at the statue and said that he was glad that it was emerging as a "popular tourist destination."

Modi had in October last year inaugurated Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's Statue of Unity on the occasion his 143rd birth anniversary.

Located on Sadhu-Bet Island, Gujarat, the 182-meter tall statue occupies over 20,000 square meters and is surrounded by a 12 square kilometer artificial lake. Besides 'Statue of Unity', Soho House Mumbai has also been included in the list.

Updated Date: Aug 28, 2019 20:14:53 IST