On the first day of Navratri, the Gujarat Statue of Unity was opened to the general public. After a six-month hiatus, the Gujarat state government will reopen the site in Narmada district with strict precautionary measures.Photo credit: https://www.deshgujarat.com/2018/10/29/online-ticket-booking-for-statue-of-unity-visit-commences-on-svpret-website-mobile-app/
The Statue of Unity is the tallest statue in the world in Kevadia and has been closed for 6 months due to the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown announced by the central government. And from October 17th they were opened to the public, so that only 2500 visitors per day and only 500 visitors were allowed to enter the viewing gallery. This measure was implemented with rules and regulations followed by the government in which social distancing was in place.
There are reportedly 5 fixed slots of 2 hours each for entry each day. Only 500 visitors are allowed in during each slot, and only 100 visitors are allowed to enter the 193 m high viewing gallery. A visitor has access to certain slots according to the ticket he has bought.
The first slot starts at 8:00 a.m. and the last slot is set at 4:00 p.m. Visitors wishing to visit the spot must purchase online tickets, which are available at www.soutickets.in. Manual tickets are not provided and therefore tickets must be purchased on the official website.
All COVID-19 protocols are followed when visitors must follow hand sanitization, social distancing and the mandatory wearing of masks. Special hop-on and hop-off buses are made available to visitors through the government. In addition, the authorities opened the children’s food park and the jungle safari from October 10th. Visitors can also visit these places if not the statue of unity.
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