Tourists at the Statue of Unity in Gujarat’s Narmada district had to wade through a pool of puddle as water leaked through cracks of the monument’s viewing gallery.
Videos circulating on the social media showed water dripping from the roof of the gallery at the world’s tallest Statue of Unity on Saturday (June 29). Opened last October, the statue was built at a cost of ₹3,000 crore.
Viewing Gallery of ₹3000 crore Statue of Unity
One rain and it gets flooded, water leaking from the roof and front. Such an expensive statue and they couldn’t even design it to prevent this.. pic.twitter.com/V4pUQxNVS2
— Dhruv Rathee (@dhruv_rathee) June 29, 2019
However, officials rejected reports of leakage and blamed high-velocity winds for blowing rainwater inside the gallery.
“The rainwater has been blown by high-velocity winds inside the viewing gallery It’s by design that it has to be kept open for a better view which tourists can enjoy Water accumulation is being promptly tackled by the maintenance team,” the statue’s official Twitter handle said.