PM Narendra Modi, along with CM Yogi Adityanath, reviewed the development plan for Ayodhya. Uttar Pradesh (UP) Government officials made a presentation that encompassed various aspects of Ayodhya’s development.
Ayodhya’s development is being envisaged as a Spiritual Centre, Global Tourism Hub and a sustainable Smart City.
The Prime Minister was informed about various upcoming and proposed infrastructure projects to improve connectivity with Ayodhya. PM discussed various infrastructure projects like airport, railway station, bus station, roads and highways.
An upcoming greenfield township was discussed, including lodging facilities for devotees, space for ashrams, mutts, hotels, bhavans of various states. A tourist facilitation centre, a world-class museum will also be built.
Special attention is being devoted to the development of infrastructure around the Sarayu river and its ghats. Cruise operation on the Sarayu river is also part of the plan.
The city will be developed to ensure sustainability with adequate spaces for cyclists and people on foot. Traffic management will also be done in a modern manner using Smart City infrastructure.
PM Modi described Ayodhya as a city that is etched in the cultural consciousness of every Indian. “Ayodhya should manifest the finest of our traditions and the best of our developmental transformations,” he said.
Ayodhya is both spiritual and sublime. The human ethos of this city must be matched by futuristic infrastructure, which is beneficial for everyone, including tourists and pilgrims.
The PM said that the coming generations should desire to visit Ayodhya at least once in their lifetime.
He said that the way Lord Ram could bring people together, the development works of Ayodhya should be guided by a spirit of healthy public participation, especially by the youth.