Ram Mandir Trust buys two plots near temple complex in Ayodhya
The Sri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust has purchased two plots to increase facilities for devotees. The trust was set up for the construction of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya after the 2019 Supreme Court verdict paved the way for it. Both the plots are located around 1.5km from the under construction Ram temple.
In November 2019 a Supreme Court verdict resolved the Ram Janambhoomi-Babri mosque land dispute. The Court gave the 70 acre land to the Sri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust for the construction of the Ram temple. On Wednesday, the trust revealed that it purchased 2 plots to increase the 70-acre area allotted for the construction of the temple.
Anil Mishra, member of the trust said, “The Trust has purchased two properties. They will be used for augmenting facilities for devotees coming to Ayodhya from all across the country.”
In order to expand the temple land, a survey is also being conducted. The survey will prepare a list of all the houses adjacent to the temple land and ascertain ownership of those houses.
Mayor of Ayodhya, Rishikesh Upadhyay said, “The survey is being carried out to find out real owners of these properties. This will help to find out whether those residing here are tenants or owners of houses.”
A senior Ram Mandir trust member said, “The main temple will be constructed in an area of only 5 acres but the trust requires at least 107 acres of land to construct Ram Lala temple and other structures which includes a museum, library, Yajnashala, Picture gallery depicting different episodes of Lord Rama’s life etc.”
In the first phase of expansion, the police department have been allotted around 11,000 square feet of land. The proposal for acquiring this land has been sent to the state government by the Ayodhya district administration. The second phase of the expansion will involve a power substation.
With its nationwide 44-day Samarpan Nidhi Abhiyan, the Sri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust has collected over Rs 2100 crore for the construction of the temple. The trust is further planning to launch a world-wide drive to collect donations from Ram Bhakts across the globe.