Rising Bharat National News Feed: October 18th 2020

  • Ram Mandir vyavastha
  1. Ayodhya Ram temple: Construction behind schedule, testing on foundation pillars may conclude by October-end

Key points:

  1. The Ram temple construction at Ram Janmabhoomi in Ayodhya is running behind schedule as the testing of the foundation pillars is ongoing and might get over by the end of October, Hindustan Times has reported.
  2. According to the report, the construction was originally scheduled to begin before the start of Navratri.
  3. “Testing work of the foundation pillars of Ram temple is still continuing. It is expected to be over by the end of this month,” said Mahant Kamal Nayan Das,  who is the successor- designate to Mahant Nritya Gopal Das, chairman of the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust.
  4. “Navratri is considered auspicious and saints wanted to start construction work of the Ram temple on this occasion,” Das added.
  5. According to the report, the plan was to start the construction from Navratri, which began on October 17. About 12 foundation pillars have already been laid, and Larsen & Turbo, which is carrying out the construction of the temple is conducting the testing.

(Money Control, 18 October 2020) News Link

  • Testing of foundation pillars for Ram temple continues, overshoots Navratri deadline

Key points:

  1. The testing of the foundation pillars for the Ram temple continued at Ram Janmabhoomi in Ayodhya on Saturday as the work could not be completed before the start of Navratri when the construction of the temple was supposed to begin.
  2. “The testing work of the foundation pillars of Ram temple continues. It is expected to be over by the end of this month,” said Mahant Kamal Nayan Das, the successor-designate to Mahant Nritya Gopal Das, chairman of the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust.
  3. “Navratri is considered auspicious and saints wanted to start the construction work of the Ram temple on this occasion,” Mahant Kamal Nayan Das added.
  4. The trust had planned to start the construction work from this Navratri. The nine-day festival began on Saturday. About 12 foundation pillars have already been laid at Ram Janmabhoomi. Larsen and Toubro, the company carrying out the construction work, is conducting the testing under the guidance of experts from IIT-Madras

(Hindustan Times, 18 October 2020) News Link

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