New Delhi, March 16: In a major development, work to lay the foundation for the construction of Sri Ram Mandir at Ayodhya began with Vedic Poojan at Sri Ram Janmabhoomi, on Monday. Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Teerth Kshetra's secretary Champat Rai, trustee Anil Mishra, Ayodhya DIG Deepak Kumar, and DM Anuj Kumar Jha were also present during the ‘Bhoomi Pujan’ at the construction site.
According to the Trust’s General Secretary Champat Rai, the construction of the foundation work will be completed by August after then the actual construction of the temple will begin. “We are very much within our schedule. If all goes well, Lord Ram temple will be ready by 2023,” he said. According to details available, the 13,000 sq ft foundation will be filled with more than 50 layers of cohesive material to raise the foundation to 25 ft above the ground level.