Bhoomi Pujan over, the construction of Ram Temple is set to begin soon with Larsen and Toubro first digging up the site to lay the foundation of the temple which could be completed in little over three years.
The digging is expected to begin once the monsoon is over. It could take 4-5 months. Another half a year would be spent in laying the foundation following which work on the first of the three floors of the temple would begin and could take another eight months.
The remaining two floors could take another year and a half and rounding off the rest of the work included could bring the Ram Temple to reality in 36-40 months.
As per a report in the Economic Times, “The temple trust will also make arrangements for getting more stones as the size of the temple has almost doubled from its original plan. About 20 per cent more stones will be required. L&T is already on the job at the temple site and soon their earth moving machines and other equipment will arrive for the digging up of the site for laying the foundation,” said a trustee Anil Mishra to Economic Times.
L and T would construct the temple in conjunction with Sompura family, one of whom, Ashish Sompura has prepared the revised design of the temple. As per Mishra, the temple would be made primarily of the Bansi Paharpur stone.
The original model by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad was revised by the Sompura design, making the proposed temple grander and taller. There are added “shikharas.”
The Ram Temple is expected to be bigger than both Somnath and Akshardham Temples, as per ET.