In a bid to expand the Ram Mandir complex area, a 7,285 sqft land adjacent to Ram Janmabhoomi premises in Ayodhya has been purchased by Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust for a sum of Rs 1 crore. It roughly boils down to Rs 1,373 per sqft.
The trust on Thursday made the announcement and said that following the purchase of lands, the temple complex area will expand to 107 acres as against the present 70 acres. Notably, the trust is entrusted with the responsibility of constructing the grand temple and it plans to acquire several parcels of adjacent land to expand the temple complex to 107 acres.
While the main temple will be constructed on five acres of land, the remaining land will be used to develop various facilities, including a museum and a library.
One of the trustees, Anil Mishra, said, “We have purchased the land as we need more space for the Ram temple.” The land purchased by the trust is located next to the Asharfi Bhawan.
Its owner Deep Narain signed a registry deed for the 7,285 square feet land in favour of Champat Rai, the secretary of the trust, on February 20 with Mishra and Apna Dal MLA Indra Pratap Tiwari as witnesses, SB Singh, the sub-registrar of Faizabad in whose office the deed was signed, said.
“I was fortunate to be part of the first purchase deed of the Ram Mandir trust,” Tiwari said.
Ram Mandir Trust plans to acquire more land
According to sources, the trust plans to acquire more land and is in talks with the owners of temples, houses, and open land adjacent to the Ram temple complex.
The sources said the trust wants to expand the project to 107 acres and it still has to acquire 14,30,195 square feet of land to achieve the target.
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