'Ayodhya station will be replica of Ram Temple'
New Delhi: Union Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha said that the railway station in Ayodhya will be a replica of Ram Temple.
While addressing a gathering after laying the foundation stone for reconstructing Ayodhya railway station and other projects, Sinha said, "An amount Rs 80 crore has been earmarked for the complete reconstruction of the railway station." Sinha further added that the Railways Ministry will soon submit a proposal on the same to the Union Cabinet.
"The government is concerned about connecting Ayodhya through rail to the entire country so that 'Ram Bhakts' may visit the place. The reconstructed railway station would consist of state-of-the-art facilities," the minister said.
"The development of Ayodhya railway station was being discussed from the time of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. When its construction will be completed, then the construction of Ram temple will be started," Sinha stressed.
The Union Minister also announced several other projects over Rs 200 crore.