Yogi Adityanath, the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, on Monday revised the master plan for Ayodhya City-2031 and directed officials to develop it as a model city for urban development with ease of living as its foundation.
Envisioning Ayodhya to be a climate-friendly city, the chief minister directed officials to plan the project so that all boats and steamers plying the Saryu River run on green fuel and vehicles on the road are powered by electricity.
At the meeting, the prime minister emphasized a “common building code” in areas around Ram Temple, saying that buildings with the same shape and identical paint on them will add to the beauty of the project.
“As envisioned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the overall development of ‘Dharmanagari’ is the top priority of the government, and the people of the country and the world are eager to see a ‘Divya, Bhavya, Navya Ayodhya’ (grand new Ayodhya). ” he said.
Asking the officials to focus on sustainability, he said that the current urban population of Ayodhya is about 5.5 lakh and is estimated to reach 11-12 lakh by 2031.
“In such a situation, the master plan of this important city has been prepared so far taking into account the needs of the future,” he said, emphasizing that the whole project should be built around living convenience.
The chief minister also instructed the officials to prepare proposals to name all intersections after sages, women and great characters of Ramayana.
Taking tourists into account, he instructed officials to park a maximum of two kilometers east of the temple during the off-season and to reduce to five kilometers during festivals.
The Ayodhya Masterplan 2031 proposes six entrances: from Lucknow, Sultanpur, Rae Bareilly, Ambedkar Nagar, Gorakhpur and Gonda to the city of Ayodhya.
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