The construction of the Ram Temple complex in Ayodhya, including the main structure, is estimated to cost around Rs 1,100 crore, the treasurer of the trust overseeing the project said.
Swami Govind Dev Giriji Maharaj, treasurer, Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust, on Monday said said the cost of construction of the main Ram Temple is estimated at Rs 300 crore to Rs 400 crore, while the entire premises will “cost not less than Rs 1,100 crore”, according to news agency PTI.
The construction is expected to be completed in three-and-a-half years, he said. “But, these are all estimation that we need to raise.”
The construction of the temple has started and experts from IITs at Bombay, Delhi, Madras, Guwahati, Central Building Research Institute, Roorkee, and special engineers from L&T and Tata groups are deliberating on drawing up a plan for strong foundation of the complex, Giriji Maharaj said.
Giriji Maharaj said the trust, set up by the Centre, has received more than Rs 100 crore worth of donations online till now.
Earlier, the Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Teerth Kshetra announced a mass contact and contribution campaign for construction of the temple dedicated to Lord Ram in Ayodhya.
The trust was constituted by the government last year after the Supreme Court judgment paving the way for construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya. The trust was set up to look after the construction and management of Ram temple in Ayodhya.
(WIth inputs from PTI)