NEW DELHI: After hours of the major announcement by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday of a 15 member trust to oversee the construction of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad said that the temple could take 4 to 5 years from now to be built completely.
Sources in the know of things said the outline of the proposed two-story Ram Temple has been prepared, and the work on the first floor is nearing completion.
The carving of stones for the temple began after the Supreme Court verdict in November 2019. According to sources, 60 percent work has been completed.
VHP Executive President Alok Kumar said if the Trust follows the VHP model (of the temple), it may take 4-5 years to finish the construction.
The VHP also said if the Trust initiates a fund-raising call, it would organise the process.
On being asked about placing barricades around the Ram temple complex, Kumar said it is the job of the security personnel to take decision on issues related to security.
"VHP would, however, like Ramlalla to be seen by the people," Kumar said.
The VHP also said that along with the construction of Ram temple, structural development will have to be done for the convenience of pilgrims throughout Ayodhya. "The trust has to do all this work."
Since the Supreme Court announced its verdict, the work on carving the stones, ceilings, pillars in the workshop located near Karsevakapuram began, and 106 pillars have already come up.
The temple will be prepared by dividing it into five parts.
The first part will be the facade of the temple followed by its doors. It will be followed by two pavilions.
Ramlalla will be seated below, while Ram Durbar will be on the top floor.
According to the inscription in the workshop, the height of the first floor will be 18 feet while that of the second floor would be 15 feet 9 inches.