Design Marvel: Ayodhya Airport To Reflect Spirit Of Ram Mandir
Development of Ayodhya Airport will cost Rs 242 Cr. It will comprise making a terminal as well as developing airside facilities, including extending and expanding the runway.
NEW DELHI: The Ayodhya airport's architecture will be inspired by the Ram Mandir's concept and spirituality, as per the Airport Authority of India. AAI stated that the airport development project, which will cost Rs 242 Cr, will comprise establishing a terminal as well as developing airside facilities, including extending and expanding the runway.
"To cater to the needs of the local population as well as pilgrims and provide direct connectivity to Ayodhya -the important religious destination, the Airports Authority of India has undertaken the work of development of the airport for Civil flight operations," the airport authority said in a statement, adding that the design of the airport will reflect the idea and spirit of Ram Mandir, invoking a sense of spirituality and creating a sense of place for all passengers arriving and departing from the airport.
"The new terminal building with a total area of 6000 square meters is being designed to serve 300 passengers during peak hours with an annual handling capacity of six lakh passengers", the authority said. The terminal roof is proposed to be adorned with Shikharas of varying heights to convey a sense of grandeur to the structure.
Along with the varying shikharas, the terminal will have decorative columns displaying important events from the story of Ramayana pictorially. The glass facade of the terminal will be designed to recreate a sense of being in the very palace of Ayodhya. The building will shine aesthetically and functionally, displaying a perfect mix of local architecture with a modern architectural note.
The building also incorporates environmentally responsive systems that reduce the consumption of energy and improve overall efficiency using skylights, solar power systems, and efficient rainwater harvesting, amongst others.
“PM Modi has envisioned Ayodhya to be developed as a spiritual centre and Global Tourism Hub where the values and ethos will be matched by futuristic infrastructure for the benefit of of tourists and pilgrims. Development of the airport in Ayodhya will be an important step towards contributing to his vision," the authority added.