Ayodhya: Construction work on the Ram temple in Ayodhya is going on in full swing and a part of the construction is likely to be completed by October this year, said general secretary of Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Champat Rai on Monday.
Rai referred to the work concerning the foundation of the temple.
“The work of temple construction is going on all 24 hours in two shifts of 12 hours each. About 1.2 lakh sq meters of the earth has been dug out. It takes 4-5 days to place a one-foot think layer and compact it with a roller. We expect to complete it in October. By the grace of Lord Ram, all the workers and engineers are healthy,” he said.
“Four layers have been placed one on top of the other which are 400-feet long and 300-feet wide. A layer is pressed with a roller and after that, the next layer is placed. We have to place 40-50 layers. This is called roller-compacted concrete,” he added.
Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust has been entrusted with the task of Ram temple construction in Ayodhya.
“The Ram Temple will be built in about two-and-a-half acres and a wall will be built around it, which is called Parkota. Retaining walls will be built inside the ground to prevent the effects of floods. This work will be completed in three years and with this preparation, we are doing all the work,” Rai said.
In March this year, Rai had said the door-to-door collection drive for Ram temple construction in Ayodhya has stopped in view of the pandemic, but devotees who missed the contribution drive could still make their contributions through the trust website.
While addressing a press conference on March 8, Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) national vice-president Rai said that Rajasthan has contributed the most in the Samarpan (donation) drive for the construction of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya.
On August 5, 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi performed Bhoomi Pujan at ‘Shree Ram Janmabhoomi Mandir’.