Construction work at the Ram temple site in Ayodhya is 40 percent complete, two years after Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone on this day in 2020. Engineers said 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. We have also started construction of the actual temple from the ‘garbha griya’ or sanctum area. Pink sandstone from Rajasthan is used for the temple walls. What is being done,” said Jagdish, one of the five supervising chief engineers employed by the Ram Janmabhoomi Trust.
The temple trust tweeted about the progress of the construction work on Friday even as it opened the site to the media. It said, “Forty percent of the construction work of Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Temple has been completed. Hewn stones are being placed on the floor.
40% of the grand temple at the birth place of Lord Shri Ram in Ayodhya has been completed. The work of installing the carved stones on the ground floor of the temple is in progress.
40% construction work of Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Temple has been completed. Hewn stones are being placed on the floor. pic.twitter.com/jXitdyzsgG
– Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra (@ShriRamTeerth) August 5, 2022
Videos taken at the site show the huge stones used in the paver being lifted by huge cranes. The sandstone work was also visible from a distance.
In June this year, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath participated in the foundation stone laying ceremony of the temple sanctum and laid the first inscribed stone. The holy place will be opened for devotees a few months before the crucial 2024 Lok Sabha elections.
Engineers on site said that the total volume of stone used for the project included 8 to 9 lakh cubic feet of carved sandstone and 6.37 lakh cubic feet of uncarved granite. The Ram Janmabhoomi Trust said white marble from Rajasthan’s Makrana Hills will be used in the sanctum.
Prime Minister Modi attended. Bhumi Pujan Or the foundation stone laying ceremony of the temple in August 2020 after which the construction started.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah also rocked the foundation-laying ceremony of the Ram temple while criticizing the Congress for wearing “black clothes” on such a day amid nationwide protests against inflation and unemployment. Adityanath demanded an apology from the grand old party, alleging that he had “hurt the sentiments of Ram devotees”.
Shah linked the protests to the Ram temple and “politics of appeasement” by the Congress, alleging that the party deliberately wore black to show its protest against Prime Minister Modi’s move to lay the foundation stone of the temple in 2020. chose to wear
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