The statue is meant to endure winds of up to speeds of 180 km/hour and earthquakes measuring as high as 6.5 on the Richter scale. All this has been made possible even after several challenges such as the height, the walking pose of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and it's middle of the river location.
On the banks of the Narmada stands the majestic statue of a great man, who devoted his entire life towards nation building.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 31, 2018
It was an absolute honour to dedicate the #StatueOfUnity to the nation.
We are grateful to Sardar Patel for all that he did for India. pic.twitter.com/q2F4uMRjoc