The UP government plans to build a “grand statue” of Lord Ram on the banks of the Saryu river in Ayodhya as part of its plan to showcase “Navya Ayodhya.” The proposal was presented to Governor Ram Naik as part of the state tourism department’s initiatives to promote religious tourism. The government’s slideshow put the height of the statute at 100 m but some officials said that wasn’t final.
According to a press communique released from Raj Bhavan, Principal Secretary, Tourism, Awanish Kumar Awasthi made the presentation. The communique stated that the statue will be built at Saryughat after clearance from the National Green Tribunal. Meanwhile, an official said this was a ‘concept proposal’ and the letter to NGT seeking clearance was yet to be sent.