Ayodhya: The religious city of Ayodhya has turned into a virtual fortress ahead of the proposed visit of President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday.
Security personnel have been deployed at the programme spots and the entire route the President’s convoy would be covering. Special security arrangements have been made at the Ram Janmabhoomi area, particularly in Hanumangarhi and Ram Lalla temples.
Accompanied by his wife Savita Kovind, the President will reach Ayodhya from Lucknow by Presidential special train. UP Governor Anandiben Patel and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath are also expected to reach the temple city by the same train and the VVIPs are slated to spend four hours in the city. However, the people of Ayodhya on Sunday will have to face several restrictions due to the VVIP’s visit.
District Magistrate Anuj Kumar Jha said here today that preparations to accord a grand welcome to the President have been completed.
Railway authorities say that a special vehicle will be stationed near the coach from where the President will alight at Ayodhya Railway Station’s Platform No. 1. To accommodate other dignitaries, a VIP guest room has been erected there, replete with new furniture and other facilities. District officials said the President will inaugurate the Ramayana conclave and other projects after offering prayers to Ram Lalla.