As India prepares for the historic inauguration of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, another significant development awaits travellers and pilgrims - the unveiling of the modernized Ayodhya Railway Station. This newly constructed station stands as a testament to India's commitment to providing world-class facilities to its visitors. Ram Mandir Special: From Ram Darbar to Seeta Koop, Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust Enlists Features of Ayodhya Ram Temple.

New Ayodhya Railway Station: Architectural Marvel With 'Mukut' and 'Bow and Arrow'

In Ayodhya, the newly designed railway station pays homage to the local context by embracing the Nagara style of architecture. This distinctive architectural approach incorporates elements like arches, shikars (spires), and pyramids, resonating with the city's cultural heritage.

The terminal structure, envisaged to cover the railway tracks, showcases a unique design inspired by lotus petals. This symbolic feature of the National Flower of India integrates alternating solid sections and skylights, allowing ample natural light to permeate the complex.

Reflecting the essence of Ayodhya's iconic Janaki Mandir, the station will boast two shikars atop the building and seven pyramidical shikars at the roof level. The central dome, fashioned in the shape of a 'mukut' (crown), draws inspiration from Shri Ram's own crown. Additionally, the chakra behind the mukut symbolically represents the Sun, embodying significant symbolic elements within the building's facade.

Efforts to streamline traffic flow include a new entry proposed from the west side, strategically connecting to the expressway link road. This entryway caters to vehicular traffic, alleviating congestion at the existing city-side entrance, which will be reserved for emergency vehicles and pedestrians. Furthermore, the approach road will be transformed into a heritage street featuring cobbled paving and a large green boulevard showcasing murals depicting the history of Ayodhya. Ram Mandir Interesting Facts: From Historical Context to Vedic Rituals, Things To Know About Ayodhya Ram Temple Ahead of Inauguration and Pran Pratishtha Ceremony.

A screen wall on the south side, facing the railway tracks, serves as a canvas for vertical gardens and murals depicting the city's rich cultural heritage. The enhancement plan involves widening the existing road leading to platform no. 3 for better accessibility.

Facilities in the state-of-the-art railway station aimed to cater to diverse needs:

  • Waiting Rooms: VIP, general, ladies, and infant care rooms, along with dormitories for males and females.
  • Food Courts: Two spacious areas accommodating up to 150 and 250 persons, respectively.
  • Retiring Rooms: 12 double-seater rooms for travelers' convenience.

    Public Toilets, a clock room, shops, a lobby, lifts, escalators, staircases, a staff office, and essential utility rooms like AHU and Electrical Room.

This comprehensive upgrade not only enhances the station's infrastructure but also aligns with Ayodhya's rich cultural heritage, providing travellers with modern conveniences while celebrating the city's illustrious past. It boasts expansive concourses designed to accommodate the influx of passengers efficiently. The station's layout ensures smooth pedestrian flow, even during peak times.

The station is designed with accessibility in mind, featuring ramps, elevators, and other facilities catering to the needs of differently-abled passengers. The modernization of the Ayodhya Railway Station includes upgrades to railway tracks and signalling systems, aiming to enhance connectivity and ensure smoother train operations.

With the inauguration of the Ram Mandir, the Ayodhya Railway Station is expected to play a pivotal role in facilitating tourism, offering a welcoming gateway to visitors from across the country and beyond. The unveiling of the new Ayodhya Railway Station aligns with India's vision of creating world-class infrastructure and facilities for travellers.

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As the Ram Mandir inauguration draws near, the new Ayodhya Railway Station stands as a beacon of progress, inviting travellers to experience a seamless and enjoyable journey while setting foot in this historically significant city. The combination of ancient heritage and modern amenities encapsulates the essence of a forward-moving India, ready to welcome its visitors with open arms.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Jan 18, 2024 03:11 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website