- The decision taken in a high-level meeting chaired by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday.
- Currently, 212 meter high statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj is under construction in Mumbai.
- A 182-meter statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel has been erected near Sardar Sarovar Dam of Gujarat
Jul 23, 2019, 01:51 PM IST
Lucknow. The Yogi Government of Uttar Pradesh has decided to install the world's highest statue of Lord Shriram in Ayodhya. The height of the statue will be 251 meters. The statue will be installed on 100 hectares of land on the side of Saryu in Ayodhya. In this regard, a high-level committee meeting was held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday. In this, the Cabinet ministers including Deputy CM Dr. Dinesh Sharma, Deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya took a decision on the proposal.
Yogi said that the work of establishing a grand statue of Lord Shriram on 100 hectares of land at Saryu is started with speeding. The complete plan for the overall development of Ayodhya should be prepared along with the statue. In it there are arrangements for basic tourist facilities along with digital museum, interpretation center, library, parking, food plaza, landscaping, based on Lord Shriram.
CM will be headed by a trust
It was decided in the meeting that a trust would be constituted under the chairmanship of the Chief Minister. The name of the trust and their trustee will also be decided in this. Simultaneously, the process of renewing the action taken for the selection of the design consultant of the State Construction Corporation was also approved by the renewed process.
Gujarat government will have MoU to seek technical assistance
The state government has started preparations for establishment of the statue. Uttar Pradesh Government will make MoU with Gujarat Government for technical assistance and suggestions. There is also a proposal to set up a separate unit of State Construction Corporation for construction work. Geolagical, hydrological and seismic surveys of the proposed site will be carried out. IIT Kanpur will also cooperate with the Environment Assessment and Physibi Audi Study from (NEERI). For coordinating and implementing this work, one nodal officer will also be nominated for finance, city development, forest, environment, public works, irrigation, energy, industrial and housing development.
So far, the tallest statue of Gautama Buddha in China
With the height of the proposed statue of Lord Rama being 251 meters, it will be the world's highest statue. So far, the statue of Gautam Buddha established in China is the highest in the world. Its height is 208 meters. In Gujarat, the height of the statue of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel is 182 meters. The height of the Statue of Liberty in New York is 93 meters. The height of the idol of Baba Sahib built in Mumbai is 137.2 meters, while the statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj is being made 212 meters high.