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    New Delhi (Sputnik): Unveiled in October 2018, India’s Statue of Unity is a momument to Vallabhbhai Patel, the country's first home minister. At a height of 182 metres (597 feet), it is the world's tallest statue.

    Fresh data on the number of daily visitors to the Statue of Unity in the Indian state of Gujarat, surpassing the daily average to the US Statue of Liberty has sparked mixed reactions among Indians on social media.

    According to recently released reports, the Statue of Unity in India has a traffic of over 15,000 visitors a day, while on the weekends it reaches 22,430.

    By contrast, the 133-year-old Statue of Liberty in the United States has an average of 10,000 tourists daily.

    Upon learning the news, most Twitterati described the Statue of Unity, which is the world's tallest statute at a heigh of 182 metres, as a place worth visiting and deemed it a proud achievement for the nation.

    ​However, others raised a few other questions, calling on the government to concentrate on improving the economy instead:

    ​India’s annual economic growth slowed to 4.5% in the July-September quarter this year, its weakest pace since 2013, putting pressure on Prime Minister Narendra Modi to speed up reforms as five rate cuts by the central bank have failed to boost investments.

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