Work resumes at Ayodhya’s Ram temple site

Ayodhya:  With the Yogi Adityanath government allowing construction activity to resume during the lockdown, work on clearing up the site of Ram temple construction in Ayodhya has also started again.

The metal barricades erected around the makeshift temple and the CRPF camp at the site were removed on Thursday and leveling of the site has begun.

A local team of PWD officials are working in coordination with engineers of Larsen & Toubro that will be supervising the temple construction. The company will be working on a no-profit, no-loss basis on the temple construction.

Champat Rai, secretary of the Shri Ram Teerth Kshetra Trust that is overseeing temple construction, said that work is being done in a phased manner.

“The idol of Lord Ram has been shifted to its new abode and now we are getting the site for temple construction cleared and cleaned by removing barricades and leveling the ground. Soil testing will also be done to test soil strength. The trust members are holding meetings through video calls and are remaining updated on the progress of work,” he said.

He said that the office of the trust in Ram Kutcheri temple would also be completed soon and the trust will start working from there as soon as the lockdown is lifted.