Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday reviewed Ayodhya’s development plan with UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath

"Ayodhya should manifest the finest of our traditions and the best of our developmental transformations. Ayodhya is both spiritual and sublime. The human ethos of this city must be matched by futuristic infrastructure, which is beneficial for everyone including tourists and pilgrims,” he said.

He further described Ayodhya as a city that is etched in the cultural consciousness of every Indian.

During the review meeting, the Prime Minister was informed about various upcoming and proposed infrastructure projects to improve connectivity with Ayodhya. Various infrastructure projects like Airport, expansion of Railway Station, Bus station, roads and highways were discussed.

An upcoming Greenfield township was discussed which includes lodging facilities for devotees, space for Ashrams, Maths, Hotels, Bhavans of various states. A tourist facilitation centre, a world class museum will also be built.

According to a release by the Prime Minister’s office, special attention is being devoted to development of infrastructure around the Saryu river and its ghats. Cruise operation on the Saryu river will also be made a regular feature.

The city will be developed to ensure sustainability with adequate spaces for cyclists and people on foot. Traffic management will also be done in a modern manner using Smart City infrastructure.

In the review meeting, PM Modi also stated that the development of the city should be such that future generations should feel the desire to visit Ayodhya at least once in their lifetimes.

While speaking about blending identity with infrastructure, PM Modi said, "Developmental works in Ayodhya will continue in the foreseeable future. At the same time, the momentum towards heralding Ayodhya to this next leap of progress begins now. It is our collective endeavour to celebrate the identity of Ayodhya and keep its cultural vibrancy alive through innovative ways."

Lastly, PM Modi drew parallels between Lord Ram’s ability to bring people together and the spirit of Ayodhya’s development work.