Ram Temple in Ayodhya to cost $225 million, says trustee


The cost of construction of the grand Ram temple in Ayodhya is expected to be around ₹1,800 crore ($225 million).

Champat Rai, general secretary of the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust, told reporters on Sunday that this was a revised estimate, following a meeting of the Trust members.

The Trust also finalized its rules and regulations in the meeting that was presided over by Nripendra Misra, chairman of the Ram Temple Construction Committee.

“After several revisions, we have reached this estimate. Even this might go up,” Rai said about the construction cost.

The Trust has also decided to use white marble in construction of the idol of Lord Ram. Idols of several other associated deities will also come up at the temple.

“Rules and regulations of the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust have been finalized. We have been working on it for the past several months,” Rai said.

The temple’s construction is expected to be completed by December 2023 and the deity is expected to be seated in the sanctum sanctorum by the Makar Sankranti festival in January 2024, Rai said.