PM Modi to visit Ayodhya on Dec 30; to lay and dedicate projects over Rs 15,000 crore

New Delhi, ( | Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday to inaugurate, dedicate and lay the foundation stone of multiple development projects worth more than Rs 15,700 crore. As statement from PM Office (PMO) said, Around 11:15 am, he will inaugurate the redeveloped Ayodhya Railway Station (Ayodhya Dham Railway Station) and flag off new Amrit Bharat trains and Vande Bharat trains.

The phase I of redeveloped Ayodhya Railway Station – known as Ayodhya Dham Junction Railway Station – is developed at a cost of more than Rs 240 crore. The Prime Minister will also dedicate to the nation three railway projects worth Rs 2300 crore to strengthen rail infrastructure in the region.
The projects include the Rooma Chakeri-Chanderi third line project; Jaunpur-Tulsi Nagar, Akbarpur-Ayodhya, Sohawal-Patranga and Safdarganj-Rasauli sections of the Jaunpur-Ayodhya-Barabanki doubling project; and doubling and electrification project of the Malhaur-Daliganj railway section.

Later, Modi will participate in a public programme where he will inaugurate, delicate nation and lay the foundation stone of multiple development projects. These include projects worth about Rs 11,100 crore for development of Ayodhya and its surrounding areas and projects worth about Rs 4600 crore related to other projects across Uttar Pradesh. “Prime Minister’s vision is to develop modern world class infrastructure in Ayodhya, improve connectivity and revamp its civic facilities while also conforming to the rich history and heritage of the city” said the PMO statement.

He will also inaugurate Ayodhya Airport and the terminal building to depict the temple architecture of the upcoming Shri Ram Mandir. The Phase 1 of the “state-of-the-art” airport is developed at a cost of more than Rs 1450 crore. The airport’s terminal building will have an area of 6500 sqm, equipped to serve about 10 lakh passengers annually. During the visit, the Prime Minister also inaugurate four newly redeveloped, widened and beautified roads in Ayodhya – Rampath, Bhaktipath, Dharampath, and Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Path to enhance accessibility to the upcoming Shri Ram Mandir.

In other projects, Modi will lay the foundation stone of a greenfield township in Ayodhya being developed at a cost of more than Rs 2180 crore and Vashishtha Kunj Residential Scheme to be developed at a cost of about Rs 300 crore. He will also lay the foundation stone of a NH-28 (new NH-27) Lucknow-Ayodhya section; strengthening and modification of NH-28 (new NH-27) existing Ayodhya bypass; establishment of the CIPET center in Ayodhya, and construction work of Municipal Corporation Ayodhya and Ayodhya Development Authority office.(uni)