The Union transport ministry has fast-tracked the construction of 84-Kosi Parikrama Marg in Ayodhya, which has been designated as a national highway by the Union transport ministry. For this ₹4200 crore 235.6 km-long project, the ministry has approved two DPRs and is being built by the NHAI and PWD in six phases. It will also be known as NH-227B.
The highway will pass through five districts, including Basti, Ayodhya, Ambedkar Nagar, Barabanki and Gonda and the two-lane path will be 45-m wide with one lane being around 22.5 meters. Out of this, around 10-m will be a proper road while the remaining will be a kaccha road to be used for devotees during the 84–kosi parikrama. At 23 places along the route wayside amenities will also come up, besides, Ramayan era trees will also be planted along the route connecting about 51 religious places on the route. The project is expected to be completed by December 2023 when Ram Mandir will be opened for devotees.