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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said the Delhi government would arrange free-of-cost travel for senior citizens from Delhi to Ayodhya.
"I want every Indian should be fortunate enough to have a 'darshan' (visit) of Ram Lalla. I am a small man but Lord Ram has given me enough and I will use my position to help people to come for darshan here," Kejriwal added after offering prayers at the Ram Janmabhoomi temple in Ayodhya on Tuesday.
Speaking to the media, he said, "I pray to Lord Ram to help India move ahead in the world and bring prosperity for 130 crore people."
Kejriwal, who visited the Hanuman Garhi temple, said he was fortunate enough to be in Ayodhya and seek blessings from Lord Ram for the welfare of Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, and the rest of the country.
The Delhi Chief Minister had arrived at the temple town on Monday and attended the 'Sarayu aarti' where he interacted with saints and seers. (IANS/JB)
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When people arrive in Ayodhya in the coming months, they will get a glimpse of the grand Ram temple before they actually visit the shrine.
The Ayodhya railway station is getting a makeover and will be a replica of the Ram temple.
Equipped with modern facilities, the first phase of the new station will be completed by June 2021.
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This overhaul of the station assumes significance as the construction of the temple is also expected to be completed by 2023-24.
According to Divisional Railway Manager Sanjay Tripathi, continuous efforts are being made to provide a new look to the station while modernizing it.
He said that these works are being done to provide devotees and tourists modern facilities at the station.
After the temple construction, Ayodhya is likely to attract devotees and tourists from across the world.
Railways had earlier given approval of Rs 80 crore for the new station building but the amount has now been increased to Rs 104.77 crore.
According to a statement by Jagtosh Shukla, Senior Divisional Commercial Manager, Northern Railway, Lucknow, the station building is being constructed by the RITES Enterprise of Railways.
The construction will be carried out in two phases.
In the first phase, the development work on platform number 1 to 3 will be done along with the developing the circulating and holding area.
In the second phase, a new station building will be constructed and other facilities will be developed.
Under these facilities, the work is going on for the renovation of internal and external premises of the station such as the expansion of the number of ticket counters, an extension of the waiting room, construction of three air-conditioned waiting rooms, 17-bed male dormitory with toilet and 10-bed female dormitory and toilet.
The works of constructing an additional foot over bridge, food plaza, shops, additional toilets, and other desired facilities are also underway.
Apart from this, a tourist center, taxi booth, VIP lounge, auditorium, and a special guest house will also come up in the complex. (IANS)
- Stones from Bharatpur, Rajasthan have arrived in Ayodhya’s Ram Temple as donations
- The 2,000 cubic feet stones have been donated by ‘Ram Bhakts’ for carving out structures in the temple
- The donation comes as an appeal from Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas who in 2015 requested stones instead of cash
July 07, 2017: 2,000 cubic feet of stones have arrived in Ram Temple, Ayodhya on Wednesday in the form of donations from Bharatpur, Rajasthan. The stones are to be used for carving out proposed structures in the temple.
The 18 blocks of sandstones were delivered in three trucks. Sharad Sharma, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) Spokesperson, stated that the donation in stones rather than cash came as Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas had appealed for the same from Ram’s followers all over the country in June 2015.
The whole consignment is presently kept at Ramsevakpuram of Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas, which is 500 meters from the VHP workshop. VHP is responsible for the carving of stones of the temple since 1990. Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas is an organization of VHP leaders and saints that will supervise the construction.
Previously, the Commercial Tax Department during the Samajwadi Party’s tenure had not allowed Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas to bring stones from Rajasthan. But with Yogi Adiyanath’s approval, the pending construction shall resume very soon.
This year in May, CM Yogi Adityanath became the first CM in over 15 years to visit the Ram Janmabhoomi, a disputed area with supporters of Babri Masjid.
Ayodhya’s case is a political agenda. There are also questions directed at VHP’s decision as Yogi Adityanath assumes power and the next Lok Sabha election 2019 is on its way. The All India Muslim Law Board has called this an “open contempt of the Supreme Court” and hace called for the ban of any further delivery.
– By Saksham Narula of NewsGram. Twitter: @Saksham2394