Centre, State governments in a huddle over 84 Kosi Parikrama

Lucknow: An important meeting was organized under the chairmanship of the Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Government of India Nitin Gadkari on the development of Ayodhya and other points including 84 Kosi Parikrama and Ram Van Gaman Marg at Transport Bhawan, New Delhi. Presiding over the meeting, Nitin Gadkari said that the government is very serious about the development of Ayodhya and all-round development of Ayodhya will be done of roads.

He said that Ram Van Gaman Marg and 84 Kosi Parikrama Marg have been kept on priority. He added that the development of 84 Kosi Parikrama circuit will be done in 6 packages. Gadkari directed to start the work of Ram Van Gaman Marg soon. On the initiative of Deputy Chief Minister, Keshav Prasad Maurya,  Nitin Gadkari gave in-principle approval for major maintenance of old National Highways left out due to construction of bypass and re-alignment.

He instructed the officials of NHAI to prepare the DPR for the construction of green field highway between Ayodhya-Varanasi and get it approved soon. Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya has thanked Union Minister Nitin Gadkari for acquisition of 45 meters wide land instead of 30 meters wide land for Ayodhya 84 Kosi Parikrama Marg and for agreeing to construct a four-lane road instead of two-lane.

Maurya said that many schemes are also in the pipeline, whose approval will be received soon. It will be fulfilled.
It has been decided in the meeting that on August 07, an important meeting will be organized in Ayodhya regarding the 84 Kosi Parikrama Marg and other development works, in which the districts of Basti, Barabanki, Gonda, Ayodhya and Ambedkar fall in the 84 Kosi Parikrama Marg.

City MPs and MLAs of all the assembly constituencies falling on this route, high officials of Public Works Department, National Highway Development Authority and District Magistrates and other high officials of the respective districts will participate. The meeting will be presided over by Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya, in which the development of Ayodhya and construction of roads will be discussed and suggestions of public and public representatives will be taken. Keshav Prasad Maurya said that Ring Road and (275 km) Ayodhya will be 84 Kosi Parikrama will be a four-lane national highway.

The decision to declare 84 Kosi Parikrama Marg as National Highway has already been taken by the Union Minister Nitin Gadkari.  Maurya said that this is an important step to enhance the ancient glory of Ayodhya. There are 5 districts on the 84 Kosi Parikrama Marg, in which Basti, Gonda, Ayodhya, Barabanki and Ambedkar Nagar are built, the people of Rae Bareli, Ayodhya and Sultanpur will also be directly connected to it, 84 Kosi Parikrama Marg will be connected to Lord Rama.

There are mythological places. The Parikrama Yatra starts from Makhauda Dham in Basti district, 20 km north of Ayodhya, and from this place the plan is being made to start this National Highway (84 Kosi Parikrama Marg). Efforts are also underway to build several resting places on this route and on this 84 Kosi Parikrama Marg, a plan is being made to plant Ramayana trees like Mango, Jamun, Peepal Banyan etc.

Keshav Prasad Maurya said that along with massive plantation on both sides of Ram Van Gaman Marg, tableaux depicting Ramayana era stories will also be constructed on both sides of this path. Tableaux related to the then rishis will also be displayed in this path. A beautiful depiction of the events of the time will be done through tableaux in the ROB, bridge and urban population areas coming in the alignment of the route.

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