Security measures are placed in Ayodhya from January 20-22 for the Ram Temple consecration. The Amethi district administration has barred common people from visiting the Ram Temple during these three days, and all bus and train bookings have been canceled for the specified period.
Two days before the scheduled Ram Temple consecration on January 22, common people are prohibited from visiting Ayodhya. This decision is made in anticipation of the heightened security arrangements for the ceremonies, given the expected attendance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and numerous dignitaries from across the country.
Bus and train tickets bound for Ayodhya from January 20 to 22 have been officially canceled, and residents of the district are strongly advised against visiting Ayodhya during this period, as stated by District Magistrate Amethi, Rakesh Kumar Mishra. The District Magistrate also highlighted that security measures in Ayodhya would be significantly enhanced for the inaugural ceremony, and hotels are expected to be overcrowded.
Police have been instructed to prevent the entry of people from other districts into Ayodhya during this period. Village heads and officials of the panchayats are actively involved in disseminating information to the public to ensure compliance with the restrictions.
During his visit to Ayodhya on December 30, Prime Minister Modi appealed to the public not to come to Ayodhya on January 22, citing the significant security and logistical challenges associated with accommodating a large number of visitors. He urged devotees to patiently wait and celebrate by lighting Ram Jyoti in their homes, suggesting a delayed visit after the consecration.
In preparation for potential medical emergencies during the event, a temporary hospital has been established near the temple complex. A medical team from Lucknow, consisting of 17 specialists and 75 doctors, will be deployed.
The Directorate General of Health officials disclosed that the hospital set up near the temple complex will have arrangements for 1200 beds from January 15 to February 15. There are discussions about arranging a 50-bed ICU and ventilators. The Community Health Center (CHC) along with five major hospitals in Ayodhya have been identified for these arrangements.
The 108-ambulance service has 29 ambulances, and the 102 service has 30 in Ayodhya. The strength will be increased to 109, and help desks will be set up at all hospitals, remaining operational round-the-clock.
As Ayodhya prepares for this historic event, the collaborative efforts of various authorities along with the understanding and cooperation of the public, will be instrumental in ensuring a safe and successful Ram Temple consecration.