A two-day meeting to take stock of the construction of the Ram Janmabhoomi temple was held in Ayodhya. The construction work on the three-floor superstructure of the Ram temple, comprising Garbh Griha and five mandaps on the ground floor, has started in full swing.
The superstructure is being constructed on the 21-foot-high plinth, which will take the direct load of the temple. As most of the ancient temples were constructed on natural rocky strata, the consortium of engineers of Ram Temple selected granite stone for the plinth work. The construction of the Granite Stone plinth, which started in February 2022, is now complete.
As per Nripendra Mishra, chairman of the construction committee, the superstructure of the Parkota is proposed to be constructed by using carved Red Rajasthan Sandstone from Bansi Paharpur, district Bharatpur. Construction work of the RCC retaining wall and foundation of Parkota is in progress as per schedule.
The Container Corporation of India and Indian Railways were engaged for the transportation of granite. Due to the cooperation of the Indian Railways, the completion schedule of the plinth was reduced by two months.
A Pilgrimage Facilitation Centre is being constructed for the convenience of devotees. It would consist of facilities for depositing shoes and other personal belongings, waiting halls for 5,000 devotees, drinking water, toilets, and other utilities.