Aiming to set the record for world’s tallest statue, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday said a 251-metre tall statue of Lord Ram would be installed in Ayodhya on a 100-acre site.
Adityanath instructed senior government officials to prepare a complete plan for installation of the statue in the city.
“Along with the statue of Lord Shri Ram, a plan should be prepared for overall development of Ayodhya. There should be arrangements for basic tourist facilities along with digital museum, interpretation centre, library, parking, food plaza, landscaping based on theme of Lord Shri Ram,” Adityanath said, in a statement issued by the UP government.
It was also decided that a trust under the chairmanship of the chief minister will be constituted, according to news agency PTI.
The UP government will seek technical assistance in the project from the Gujarat government. A separate unit of State Manufacturing Corporation will also be set up for the structure, bidding operation and construction work.
Last month, Yogi Adityanath had unveiled a seven-foot-tall idol of Lord Ram at the Shodh Sansthan museum.
The statue, made of a single block of rosewood, was purchased for Rs 35 lakh from Karnataka.