On the first day of Navratri, the Gujarat statue of Unity opened for the general public. After 6 months long hiatus the Gujarat state government will reopen the site in Narmada district with strict precautionary measures.image credits : 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 world’s tallest statue located in Kevadia and had been closed for 6 months due to the covid-19 pandemic and lockdown announced by the central government. And from 17th October onwards they opened to the public restricting only 2500 visitors to be allowed to the spot per day and only 500 to be permitted to the viewing gallery. This measure was in place with rules and regulations followed by the government where social distancing was in place.
As per reports, there will be 5 fixed slots of 2 hours each for entry every day. Only 500 visitors will be allowed to enter during each slot and only 100 will be allowed to go to the viewing gallery which is located at 193m. A visitor will be allowed entry to specific slots as per the ticket bought by them.
The first slot will begin at 08:00 am and the last slot is fixed at 04:00 pm. Visitors who are planning to visit the spot need to purchase online tickets which is available on www.soutickets.in. Manual tickets will not be provided and hence the tickets are needed to be purchased from the official website.
All COVID-19 protocols will be followed where hand sanitization, social distancing, and compulsory wearing of masks are needed to be followed by the visitors. Special hop-on, hop-off busses will be made available for the visitors via government. Also, the authorities have opened the Children Nutrition park and Jungle safari from October 10 onwards. Visitors can also choose to visit these places if not the Statue of Unity.