The Yogi Adityanath government has approved projects worth about Rs 1,000 crore to provide direct road connectivity from various locations to the Ram temple being built in Ayodhya.
The initiatives include land acquisition for road connectivity, rehabilitation of buildings and shop-owners and construction of buildings. With this, all the roads leading to Ram Janmabhoomi will be widened and beautified, creating a beautiful ambiance for pilgrims.
Keeping in mind the convenience of devotees, a 0.566-km four-lane road is being built from Sugriva Fort to Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Mandir Marg, and it has been named Janmabhoomi Path.
In a high-level meeting, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath gave his approval to the development project which will cost approximately Rs 83.33 crore, including land purchases and other projects.
In addition, Rs 3.90 crore and Rs 27.17 crore have been made available for the construction work. At present, 39 per cent of the work has been completed whereas the work of pipeline for sewer water supply by Jal Nigam is going at a rapid pace.
Utility duct and RCC drain construction are also underway. From Shringar Haat to Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Mandir Marg, a four-lane stretch measuring 0.742 kilometres is also being constructed. The name of this route is Bhakti Path. For its expansion, an amount of Rs 62.79 crore has been approved for the purchase of land and other construction work and a sum of Rs 32.10 crore has been released.
Owners of 350 shops which were in the way of the construction have been given compensation. As many as 290 shops have been demolished for widening of the road to 13 metres, including 5.50-metre wide CC road.
A 12.940-km four-lane road from Sahadatganj to Naya Ghat Marg is being built and has been named Ram Path in order to facilitate access to the Ram Janmabhoomi temple.
An amount of Rs 797.69 crore has been approved for widening of this road. For purchase of land and other construction work, a sum of Rs 290 crore has been released. About 40,765 square metres of land is needed for Ram Path, against which 4,773 square metres of land has been acquired.