Ayodhya Ram Mandir Construction Update; Sand Found Under Ram Janmabhoomi | Pillar sunk 5 inches during load testing in Ayodhya, as there is a layer of sand below 200 feet

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An Expert Committee has been formed under the chairmanship of VS Raju, former director of IIT Delhi, for the construction of the temple in Ayodhya. The foundation will start afresh on the report of the committee.

  • The soil sample was taken from a depth of 200 feet to strengthen the foundation
  • Committee of technical experts formed for the construction of 1200 pillars

The foundation of the Ram temple in Ayodhya can be built afresh. Actually, the pillars sunk 2 to 5 inches during load testing. No sand, but yellow soil, has been found 200 feet below the surface of the foundation of the temple. The piling test was being done to strengthen the foundation and when the load was put on the pillar, it collapsed.

The 8 top engineers and construction experts constituted under the chairmanship of former IIT Delhi director VS Raju are keeping an eye on the work related to the foundation of the temple. Dr. Anil Mishra, member of Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Tirtha Kshetraya Trust, said that the foundation will be started afresh only on the report of the Engineer’s Committee. Expert report will not be made public. This report will be between the temple construction committee and the trust.

If the design of the foundation is not changed, work will begin in 20 days

The temple’s chief architect Nikhil Sompura said that if the L&T did not change the design of the foundation after receiving the report, the construction of the pillar would begin within 20 days. If there is a change, the design of the temple will also be changed.

Ongoing research on load testing

Nikhil Sompura’s company members also attended his younger brother Ashish Sompura at the temple construction committee meeting held in Ayodhya a week ago. Even then the issue was raised about the sand layer found 200 feet below the temple site. Sompura said that his company has built around 100 temples. The pillars of the foundation of all the temples are made of stones. But the foundation surface of Ram temple is found of sand rather than yellow clay. In this case, a lot of research has to be done after the piling test and load test.