In a significant development for Ayodhya, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is on track to complete Lucknow’s Outer Ring Road by the end of January 2024. This extensive 105-kilometre road project aims to establish a direct and efficient connection between Ayodhya and other national highways in Uttar Pradesh. The timely completion aligns with the upcoming consecration ceremony at Ayodhya’s Ram Temple, offering a seamless commuting experience for the anticipated influx of devotees.
Bypassing Traffic Woes: Devotees to Benefit from Direct Route
One of the key advantages of the Outer Ring Road is its ability to provide devotees with a direct route to Ayodhya without navigating through Lucknow, the state capital. This strategic bypass is expected to significantly reduce traffic congestion on the Ayodhya Road, enhancing the pilgrimage experience for devotees. Commencing repair work on the associated national highway, a crucial component of the project, signifies a proactive approach to ensure a smooth and well-connected route.
Rajnath Singh’s Directive and Dignitary Presence: Monitoring Progress for Timely Completion
Member of Parliament Rajnath Singh, representing Lucknow in the Lok Sabha, has urged the NHAI to expedite the project, emphasizing its alignment with the consecration ceremony schedule. The NHAI has established dedicated teams overseeing the project, aiming to address any potential deficiencies promptly. Regular monitoring and timely rectifications underscore the commitment to completing the Outer Ring Road, which is slated for formal inauguration in January 2024. The presence of dignitaries, including Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, is expected during this auspicious event. This infrastructure milestone not only enhances transportation links but also holds cultural and religious significance for Ayodhya’s overall development and accessibility.