“A city by and for every Indian”: PM Modi examines Ayodhya’s development plan
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday reviewed Ayodhya’s development plan, prepared by government officials in Uttar Pradesh.
The UP government envisions Ayodhya to become a spiritual center, a global tourism hub and a sustainable smart city.
Some of the development projects undertaken in the city include an airport, the expansion of the railway station, bus stations and roads and highways.
In addition to these, the creation of a new township with accommodation facilities for worshipers, ashrams, hotels and bhavans for various states, a tourism facilitation center and a world-class museum also have been discussed.
According to a press note from the Prime Minister’s office, the city will be developed to ensure sustainability with adequate spaces for cyclists and pedestrians. Traffic management will also be done in a modern way using the Smart City infrastructure.
: “Ayodhya is both spiritual and sublime. The human ethics of this city must be accompanied by a futuristic infrastructure, beneficial to all, including tourists and pilgrims.” The prime minister added that development work in the city will continue for the foreseeable future. He called Ayodhya a “city by and for every Indian”.
Prime Minister Modi’s review of the city’s development plan came days after allegations against the Ayodhya Ram Temple Trust of an illicit land deal.
Meanwhile, the plan to build an airport in Ayodhya has come under scrutiny, with the district administration accused of illegally encroaching on much of the land, forcing several people to sell their land. administration at an inadequate rate.
On Friday, a Lucknow bench in the Allahabad High Court ordered the Ayodhya district magistrate as well as the relevant sub-division magistrate and the Tehsildar to appear before him on June 29 via video conference to explain their factual version of the allegations against them in a petition.
The petitioners alleged that their land had been forcibly taken without acquisition or consent.
The Lucknow judiciary asked the relevant district officers the criteria on the basis of which the land was taken from the bulk residents for the construction of the airport.