Tourists will shortly be able to board a flight to the Statue of Unity as the government is preparing to construct a new airport in Narmada District.
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani recently held a conference with the Airports Authority of India (AAI) Chairman Guruprasad Mohapatra to discuss the plan. Additionally, in order to give this project a green signal, the Narmada district management has started the process of recognizing the land to set up the airstrip in Rajpipla.
The zone in which the airport is likely to be set up will be around 23 km away from the Statue of Unity, which is in Narmada district’s Kevadia, located near the Sardar Sarovar Dam.
Often, the Statue of Unity is stated as a lone attraction in this region. Thus, the government is now planning to develop the area around the statue and generate more attractions. Soon, this famous tourist spot will offer other attractions, such as water sports and adventure activities.
On the lines of Kutch winter festival, a tent city will be set up nearby Sadhu Bet, the isle on which the world’s biggest statue has been established. In the first phase, it will have around 250 tents, unlike Rann Utsav.
Also, boating services will soon be accessible at Sardar Sarovar and Karjan Dams. Several islands will also be taken under this project to facilitate visitors to recognize the tribal culture.
In short, the authorities are using all their cards to make the Statue of Unity one of the most favourite travellers’ hotspots in the country.