Prime Mininster Narendra Modi Ayodhya Yatra:
Railway Station Inauguration: The Prime Minister inaugrated the newly redeveloped railway station, now named Ayodhya Dham, having a three-story structure at a cost of ₹240 crore. The certified green building includes amenities such as lifts, escalators, waiting halls, cloakrooms, and food plazas.
Traditional Design and Ramayana Influence: The station’s building has a traditional appearance with design elements inspired by Lord Ram’s life and the Ram Temple. Notably, the station’s top structure resembles a royal ‘mukut’ (crown), and a depiction of a bow signifies Ayodhya’s connection to Lord Ram.
New Train Services: The Prime Minister also flagged off 6 Vande Bharat and two Amrit Bharat trains. The latter, classified as superfast passenger trains, employ ‘push-pull’ technology for increased speed and passenger comfort. They feature improved amenities such as better seats, roomier luggage racks, LED lights, CCTV cameras, and a public information system.
Maharishi Valmiki International Airport Ayodhya Dham: Costing over ₹1,450 crore, the Ayodhya airport’s terminal spans 6,500 sq m and is designed to cater to approximately 10 lakh passengers annually. Colorful murals depicting stages of the Ramayana and Lord Ram’s life adorn various sections of the airport.
Development Projects and Inauguration Schedule: The Prime Minister will participate in a roadshow and public program. Several development projects, totaling over ₹11,000 crore, include widened roads, a medical college, the Ayodhya bypass, solid waste treatment, and parking and commercial facilities. The consecration ceremony for the Ram Temple is expected to draw thousands of daily visitors, and regular flight operations from major cities will commence on January 6.