Varanasi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Statue of Unity on October 31 as a tribute to Indian freedom fighter Vallabhai Patel in Gujarat. With a planned height of 182 metres, the structure will occupy over 20,000 square metres, which would be the tallest statue in the world with twice the height of the Statue of Liberty. 

A special train filled with workers from the Prime Minister’s parliamentary constituency in Varanasi has left for Gujarat. This train has been booked by the Dr Sonalal Patel Foundation.

Union minister of state health and family welfare Anupriya Patel and law minister of Uttar Pradesh Nilkanth Tiwari flagged off the ‘Unity Train’. 

People from all districts of Uttar Pradesh took the train to reach Gujarat and participate in the historic event of the unveiling of the statue near Sardar Sarovar dam in Narmada district by PM Modi.

"The special train will carry people from all districts of the state and all sections of the society, including farmers, social workers, and women," Patel said.

Starting from Varanasi, the train will pass through Mirzapur, Allahabad, Pratapgarh, Raebareli, Lucknow, Kanpur, Orai and Jhansi to reach Gujarat.