Ayodhya should manifest the finest of Indian traditions and developmental transformation, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday during a virtual review meeting of the future vision of Ayodhya’s development with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, according to sources.
The Prime Minister described Ayodhya as a city ‘etched in the cultural consciousness of every Indian’. “Ayodhya should manifest the finest of our traditions and the best of our developmental transformations. Ayodhya is both spiritual and sublime. The human ethos of this city must be matched by futuristic infrastructure, which is beneficial for everyone including tourists and pilgrims,” PM Modi said, as per sources.
He further said that development should be such that coming generations should feel the desire to visit Ayodhya at least once in their lifetimes.
Speaking about blending identity with infrastructure, the Prime Minister said, “Developmental works in Ayodhya will continue in the foreseeable future. At the same time, the momentum towards heralding Ayodhya to this next leap of progress but begin now. It is our collective endeavour to celebrate the identity of Ayodhya and keep its cultural vibrancy alive through innovative ways.”
Further, PM Modi said that in the same way Lord ram had the ability to bring people together, developmental works in Ayodhya should be guided by a spirit of healthy public participation, especially by the youth. He called for the skills of the talented youngsters to be leveraged in this development of the city.
Ayodhya envisaged as Spiritual Centre, Global Tourism Hub, sustainable Smart City
Ayodhya’s development is being envisaged as a Spiritual Centre, Global Tourism Hub and a sustainable Smart City, a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office informed after a review meeting on the city’s development.
As per the statement, PM Modi was presented various aspects of Ayodhya’s development and proposed infrastructure projects to improve connectivity with Ayodhya by Uttar Pradesh government officials.
Various infrastructure projects like an airport, expansion of railway stations, bus stations, roads and highways were discussed. The meeting also discussed the construction of a tourist facilitation centre, a world-class museum and an upcoming Greenfield township, which includes lodging facilities for devotees, space for ashrams, maths, hotels, bhavans of various states.
“Special attention is being devoted to the development of infrastructure around the Saryu river and its ghats. Cruise operation on the Saryu river will also be made a regular feature. The city will be developed to ensure sustainability with adequate spaces for cyclists and people on foot. Traffic management will also be done in a modern manner using Smart City infrastructure,” the statement said.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya and Dinesh Sharma, along with various other ministers of the UP Government were present in the meeting.