People visiting the Ram Temple in Ayodhya in future will also get the opportunity to enjoy a walk on the riverfront to be developed on the banks of Saryu river.
Reviewing development works worth Rs 19,000 crore in the temple town on Friday, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath directed the officials concerned to immediately take up the development work of the river front project. The CM directed officials to strictly follow deadlines to achieve the goals set under the Ayodhya Vision Document-2047 and ensure that targets fixed for the first 100 days of the government are met.
The CM has designated the department of housing and urban planning as the nodal agency for the development of Ayodhya and adjoining areas. The principal secretary of the department has been directed to review works every fortnight while the divisional commissioner has been asked to review works every week.
“The CM said that there are more than 200 schemes in the vision document, for which a dashboard has been prepared. The works relate to departments such as urban development, public works, tourism, culture, irrigation, religious works, power, Jal Nigam, health, Ayush, and nagar nigam. Principal secretary, housing, Nitin Ramesh Gokarn made a presentation on the status of works under these departments,” a government spokesperson said.
A presentation of the development works of Ayodhya division was made by divisional commissioner Navdeep Rinwa and the presentation on law and order was made by IG, Ayodhya, KP Singh.
The CM said that anticipating massive increase in footfall after the completion of Ram Temple, three major routes have been identified for the convenience of visitors. These are Ram Path from Sahadatganj to Nayaghat, Shri Ramjanmbhoomi Path from Sugreeva Qila Marg to Shri Ram Janmbjhoomi temple, and Bhakti Path from Shringar Ghat to the Ram Janmbhoomi temple.
Officials have been directed to ensure that these roads are widened.
An official said the CM was not happy with the detailed project report made for these three routes and said that officials did not seem to have taken interest in the work. He warned officials against slipshod work.