If the things move as per schedule, foundation for the Ram temple in Ayodhya may be completed in October. Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra is the trust that has been entrusted with construction of the temple. Larsen & Toubro, assisted by CBRI, National Geophysical Research Institute and IITs, is entrusted with the task of constructing the temple.
About 50 layers of roller compact concrete mixture would be laid atop each other over 2.77 acres, which straddles a 50-foot-deep trench that is 400 feet long and 300 feet wide. Each concrete layer is 12 inches thick and comprises building material of stones, stone powder, coal ash and cement.
From the month of December, the second phase of construction work will begin which includes fixing of stones to create the structure of the upcoming grand temple. To cope up with slowdown in work caused due to Covid curbs, work is in progress in two shifts of 18-20 hours. The construction of the Ram Temple is likely to be completed in three years.
Work on base plinth will start with pink stones of Mirzapur and an order has been placed. Stones from other states including Rajasthan will also be used. The stones will be cut and shaped in the premises of Ram Janmabhoomi.
The original design for the Ram temple was prepared in 1988 by the Sompura family of Ahmedabad. A new design, with some changes from the original, was prepared by the Sompuras in 2020, in accordance with vastu shastra and the shilpa shastras. It is designed in the Gujara-Chaulukya style of Northern Indian temple architecture. The temple will be 235 feet wide, 360 feet long and 161 feet high. Once complete, the temple complex will be the world’s third largest Hindu shrine.