Temple architecture

Work on superstructure will begin shortly after Plinth is ready in August, official says

The final construction of the super structure of the Temple of Ram in Ayodhya would begin shortly after the plinth was completed in August, a senior official at the temple trust said.

Construction of the granite stone plinth began in February.

“With the gradual completion of the plinth, the construction of the final super structure will begin soon. The super structure will be made of carved stone from Rajasthan Bansi Paharpur. The carving work has already started. stone carving are completed. The total requirement for the super structure is around 4.45 lakh cft stone,” the official said.

The official said that the base of the garbh griha (sanctum sanctorum) is complete.

“About 17,000 stones (5ft x 2.5ft x 3ft) will be used in the construction of the pedestal. Good quality granite has been procured from Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. The Container Corporation of India and the Ministry of Railways gave their full support for the rapid transportation of the granite to Ayodhya,” the official said.

The temple trust had previously said the temple would open for darshan by the end of 2023. “Construction works of the Ram temple in Ayodhya, a three-storey structure with garbh griha and five mandapas are proceeding according to schedule. “, said the official. .

The design and drawing of the parkota foundation are also in the final stages of technical review, with various options being considered considering the safety and convenience of pilgrims, the official said.

“Another important activity is the work related to the pilgrimage facilitation center. The main outlines of the center are being finalized, it being understood that it will provide for a modular complement with the increase in the number of pilgrims. Accordingly, utilities within the complex have been planned,” the trust official added.

A master plan of roads, railway bridge, water and sewage, mini smart city, including allocation of hotels, is also a top priority for the local government, the official added.

Nripendra Misra, chairman of the construction committee, held review meetings in Ayodhya with officials from companies such as Larsen & Toubro, Tata Consulting Engineers and B Sompura Architect and Design Associates involved in the project.

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