Ram temple inauguration: Invitees and on-duty govt officials only allowed in Ayodhya on Jan 22

January 22 declared as public holiday in Maharashtra

January 22 declared as public holiday in Maharashtra

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December 22, 2023

On January 22, the day of the consecration ceremony of the newly built Ram temple, people would only be permitted entry into Ayodhya if they have a valid invitation from the Ram temple trust or were on official business.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath directed Ayodhya officials to ask local hotel owners to cancel other people’s advance reservations as much as possible and give preference to those invited by the trust during a review meeting on Thursday in Ayodhya.

Yogi Adityanath went on to say that in addition to the Trust making arrangements for the pilgrims’ lodging in Ayodhya, plans should also be made for the pilgrims to stay in Dharamshala , hotels and other establishments at predetermined prices. Only those with invitation letters or those on government duty deployed will be permitted entry into Ayodhya starting January 22.

Yogi further said that it has been observed that on January 22, the day of the pran pratishthan ceremony, some individuals have made reservations at nearby hotels and dharamshalas. Since 100 planes are expected to land at Ayodhya airport that day and special invitees from all over India will be visiting, the same should be canceled to avoid any management issues. 

District Collector Nitish Kumar of Ayodhya stated that they are looking into hotel reservations and checking the individuals who have made reservations. If there is a discrepancy, they will take the appropriate measures.