Ayodhya to get massive infrastructure boost with new railway station, airport and bus terminus
The development comes as the construction of the Ram Temple is nearing completion
Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh is bound to get a massive infrastructure boost to ensure smooth transportation for tourists and pilgrims.
As part of this development, the Uttar Pradesh government is planning to develop a new bus terminus, give a makeover to Ayodhya railway station and a terminal of the Maryada Purushottam Shri Ram International Airport.
The development comes as the construction of the Ram Temple is nearing completion.
With these development plans in action, the city will give a glimpse of Lord Ram's Temple even before the travellers visit the shrine.
Taking things forward to make travelling easier, the work for the development of these stations is in full swing. Here are details of the new bus terminus, airport, and makeover of the railway station.
Ayodhya's new airport will be developed in phases, with the first phase targeting the completion of one terminal to handle 300 passengers.
Meanwhile, the other three terminals of the airport are expected to be completed by 2023.
With a handling capacity of six lakh passengers per year, the new terminal structure, which has a total space of 6,000 sq. m., is intended to accommodate 300 people per day during peak travel times.
The first phase of the expansion of this international airport would take place over 317 acres of land, according to the civil aviation department of Uttar Pradesh and the Airport Authority of India. Three steps make up the construction process.
In terms of design, the airport will reflect the spirit of Ram Mandir with multiple elements showcasing the similarities. For instance, the roof of the terminal is proposed to be adorned with shikhara. Furthermore, the terminals will have murals depicting important events of Ramayana.