Mumbai: The Mumbai-based vertical transport solutions provider Otis India has installed 10 large lifts to zoom tourists onto the viewing gallery of the Statue of Unity, inaugurated recently in Gujarat, an official said here on Thursday.
Each lift, with a capacity of 26 passengers, takes around half-a-minute (30 seconds) to rise 400 feet to the viewers’ enclosure on the chest of world’s tallest statue (182 m) of India’s first Deputy Prime Minister, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Otis India President Sebi Joseph said.
Of the 10, one is the high-speed Skyrise elevator which hurtles upwards at a speed of four metres per second, besides two other high-speed elevators which take up the visitors from the core of the gigantic statue, which has now become a tourist landmark. “The Statue of Unity, apart from being a symbol of national pride, is a tribute to India’s engineering skills and project management abilities,” said S.N. Subrahmanyan, CEO and Managing Director, L&T, which constructed the statue out of the iron collected from half a million Indian farmers donating their used farming equipment. (IANS)
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