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January 7, 2021

Ayodhya Ram Temple Construction Hits Unexpected Hurdle After River Stream Found Under Foundation

The construction of the proposed Ram Temple in Ayodhya has hit an unexpected roadblock which may force the trust to at least partially redesign the foundation of the structure.

This comes after a stream of the Sarayu river has been found below it.

According to PTI, the Ram temple trust in Ayodhya has asked the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) to suggest better models for the foundation of the temple.

The construction committee of the temple, chaired by former principal secretary to the prime minister Nripendra Misra held deliberations over the matter here on Tuesday, they said. During the deliberations, it was realised that the existing model for the foundation of the temple was not feasible as a stream of the Sarayu river is flowing below the temple.

‘Shri Ram Janambhoomi Teertha Kshetra’ trust said IITs have been requested to suggest better models for a strong foundation of the temple.

The construction committee of the temple trust has been deliberating on two options–using vibro stone columns to support rafts on which stones can be placed, and the other is improving the quality and grip of soil by adding engineering mix to it, they added.

The Ram temple is scheduled for completion in 2023.

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