Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has declared January 22 as a holiday for all educational institutions in Uttar Pradesh due to the significant Ram Temple ‘Pran Pratishtha’ ceremony in Ayodhya. Adityanath has labeled this occasion as a “national festival” and emphasized its importance by instructing the closure of liquor shops across the state on that day.
To facilitate the seamless participation of devotees, the state government is meticulously planning transportation arrangements. The Transport Department, under Adityanath’s guidance, has reserved taxi and tourist bus vehicles for the event. Drivers are being trained and sensitized on various aspects, including safe driving, adherence to traffic rules, respectful behavior towards tourists, and maintaining vehicle cleanliness. They are strictly instructed to avoid intoxication, overcharging, and any misconduct.
Further enhancing safety measures, enforcement teams equipped with interceptor vehicles are deployed across routes within a 200 km radius of Ayodhya. These teams address potential road safety issues, including overloading, drunk driving, and overcharging. Additionally, help desks at various toll plazas and awareness campaigns through hoardings, newspapers, digital platforms, and publicity vans are being set up to guide and inform tourists.
During a recent visit to Ayodhya, Chief Minister Adityanath inspected various areas and emphasized cleanliness measures reminiscent of those seen during the Kumbh festival. He highlighted specific requirements, such as raising door frames and maintaining cleanliness in facilities. His tour also included visits to significant sites like Sankatmochan Hanumangarhi, Ramlala, and Kuber Tila, underscoring his personal involvement and oversight in the preparations.
In conclusion, the Uttar Pradesh government, under Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s leadership, is leaving no stone unturned to ensure the success, safety, and sanctity of the upcoming Ram Temple ‘Pran Pratishtha’ ceremony in Ayodhya.