Watch: Ayodhya lit up ahead of Ram temple event; cops prep for 'VVIP visit'

Uttar Pradesh's Ayodhya has been decked up ahead of August 5 event. The temple town was illuminated in dazzling colours. Ayodhya is preparing for foundation laying of Ram temple. The temple is being built after a decades-long legal battle. A mega fest has been planned despite ongoing Covid pandemic. PM Modi will be laying the foundation stone at the temple site. Number of attendees at event expected to be limited to around 200. “On August 5, VVIPs will be attending the historic programme, including PM Modi. Preparations are being done according to security protocol. We will fully adhere to Covid protocol and guidelines issued by the Union Home ministry and state government. We are appealing to priests that more than 5 people shouldn't gather at one place. We are also educating the public about following Covid protocol on the historic day. We have planned route diversions so that the public isn't inconvenienced. In Ayodhya city, there will be route diversions in 12 places. To prevent inconvenience to journalists, they will be free to travel in areas as per their passes. We are responsible for the security of the dignitaries coming to Ayodhya from across the country,” said, SSP Ayodhya, Deepak Kumar.

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