Yogi Adityanath allots Rs 447 cr to buy land for Lord Ram statue, centre

UP minister Shrikant Sharma on Friday said the cabinet approved a proposal to acquire 61 hectares in Ayodhya’s Mirpur village for Rs 447.46 crore where the Lord Ram statue, a digital museum, an interpretation centre, a library, a food plaza, parki...

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“This project is being modeled on the Sardar Patel statue project in Gujarat,” Sharma said.
NEW DELHI: The Yogi Adityanath government has allotted Rs 447 cr for acquisition of 61 hectares in Ayodhya to house the world’s tallest 251-metre high statue of Lord Ram. This is apart from the Rs 200 cr sanctioned earlier this year for carrying out technical studies for building the statue.

The state cabinet, while taking these decisions on Friday ahead of the much-anticipated Supreme Court verdict in the Ram Jamambhoomi case, has also “authorised” the chief minister to henceforth take any decision in respect of the Lord Ram’s statue. UP minister Shrikant Sharma on Friday said the cabinet approved a proposal to acquire 61 hectares in Ayodhya’s Mirpur village for Rs 447.46 crore where the Lord Ram statue, a digital museum, an interpretation centre, a library, a food plaza, parking, landscaping and other associated tourist facilities will come up. “This project is being modeled on the Sardar Patel statue project in Gujarat,” Sharma said. The Patel statue stands at 183-feet.

Sharma said that out of the Rs 200 crore approved earlier this year for carrying out a detailed project report, wind tunnel and design studies for the statue, Rs 100 crore has been released, implying that the work for the project can start now. Detailed studies of the soil strength and wind-speed at the site have to be conducted to ensure that the statue can be built here.


Money is still to be approved for actually building the Lord Ram statue.


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