Ayodhya: Champat Rai, general secretary of Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust, told the media after a meeting in Ayodhya that according to the revised estimate, Rs 1,800 crore would be spent on the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya. Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust also finalized its rules and regulations after a meeting chaired by Ram Mandir Construction Committee Chairman Nripendra Mishra.
Champat Rai said about the construction cost, after several revisions, we have arrived at this estimate. It can also increase. The trust has also decided to use white marble in the construction of the idol of Lord Ram. Statues of many other gods and goddesses of the Ramayana period will also be installed in the Ram temple. Champat Rai said that the construction of the temple is expected to be completed by December 2023 and Lord Ram is expected to be seated in the sanctum sanctorum by Makar Sankranti festival in January 2024.
Nripendra Mishra, Trust President Mahant Nritya Gopal Das, Treasurer Govind Dev Giri, Member Udupi Peethadheeshwar Vishwatirtha Prasannaacharya, Dr Anil Mishra, Mahant Dinendra Das, Kameshwar Chaupal and ex-officio member District Magistrate Nitish Kumar were physically present. Keshav Parasharan, Yugpurush Parmanand, Vimlendra Mohan Pratap Mishra and ex-officio member State Principal Secretary, Home, Sanjay Prasad attended online.