Ayodhya Ram Temple: Two years after Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of the Ram temple in Ayodhya, 40 per cent of the temple construction work has been completed, according to engineers at the construction site. The first floor of the temple is expected to be ready by early 2024.
“It is a plinth construction, and the work is progressing rapidly. Together we have started the construction of the actual temple from the ‘garbha griha’ or sanctum area. Pink sandstone from Rajasthan is being used for the temple walls. Jagdish, one of the 5 supervisory chief engineers appointed by the Ram Janmabhoomi Trust, told the media in an interview at the construction site.
The site was opened to the media today. Videos taken by a media team at the site showed large stones used in the plinth being lifted by large cranes. The sandstone work was also visible from afar. Utpal, an engineer, told the media, “It is a matter of pride to be working at the site.”
In June this year, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath participated in a ceremony to lay the foundation stone of the temple’s sanctum sanctorum or sanctum sanctorum by placing the first carved stone.
The sanctum sanctorum will open for devotees a few months before the crucial 2024 Lok Sabha election, where the BJP will hope for political gains.
The Chief Minister said, “The struggle was going on for 500 years and that struggle is now moving towards its conclusion. There can be no greater proud moment for any Indian. The invaders attacked our culture, but in the end India’s won.” Competition.
In a statement, the Ram Janmabhoomi Trust, in charge of temple construction, said white marbles from the Makrana hills of Rajasthan would be used in the sanctum sanctorum. The temple trust said that the total stone quantity used for the temple project included 8 to 9 lakh cubic feet of carved sandstone, 6.37 lakh cubic feet of uncarved granite, 4.70 lakh cubic feet of carved pink sandstone and 13,300 cubic feet for the temple. Makrana comprises of white carved marble for the sanctum.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had attended the ‘Bhoomi Pujan’ or the foundation stone laying ceremony for the temple in August 2020, after which the construction began.