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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 a temple in Ayodhya. The foundation will start anew on the report of the committee.
- Soil samples were taken from a depth of 200 feet to strengthen the foundation
- A committee of technical experts formed to build 1200 pillars
The foundation of Ram temple in Ayodhya can be rebuilt. Indeed, the piles sank to 2 to 5 inches during load testing. No sand, but yellow clay, was found 200 feet below the base surface of the temple. The piling was being tested to strengthen the foundation and it collapsed when the pillar was stressed.
Top engineers and construction experts formed under the chairmanship of VS Raju, former director of IIT Delhi, are overseeing the work related to the foundation of the temple. Dr. Anil Mishra, a member of Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Tirth Kshetra Trust, said that the foundation stone will be laid only on the report of the Committee of Engineers. The expert report will not be released. The report will be between the temple construction committee and the trust.
If the design of the foundation does not change, work will begin in 20 days
Nikhil Sompura, chief architect of the temple, said that if the L&T Foundation does not change its structure after receiving the report, construction of the pillar will start in 20 days. The design of the temple will also be changed if it changes.
Ongoing research on load testing
Members of Nikhil Sompura’s company were also present in his younger brother Ashish Sompura at the temple construction committee meeting held in Ayodhya a week ago. Even then the issue was raised that a layer of sand was found 200 feet below the temple site. Sompura said his company has built about 100 temples. The foundations of all the temples are made of stone. But the base surface of the Ram temple is found with sand instead of yellow clay. In this case, a lot of research has to be done after piling testing and load testing.