Prime Minister Narendra Modi will dedicate to the nation, the Bansagar Canal Project in Mirzapur today. The project will provide a big boost to irrigation in Mirzapur and Allahabad districts. On the second day of his two day visit to Uttar Pradesh, Prime Minister will also lay the Foundation Stone of the Mirzapur Medical College and dedicate a bridge constructed on the River Ganga at Balughat, Chunar connecting Mirzapur and Varanasi. He will also address a public meeting at Chandaipur outskirts of the city.
On the first day of his visit, Prime Minister addressed a gathering of intellectuals at Varanasi yesterday. A book ‘Meri Kashi’ based on the developments of the temple town was also released by the UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath during the function. In a late night tour, Prime Minister reviewed the ongoing development projects in Varanasi, officials said. He also paid obeisance at the Kashi Vishwanath temple and visited the city town hall and inspected the heritage walk in musicians colony.
Earlier, Prime Minister laid the foundation stone of Poorvanchal Expressway at Azamgarh and inaugurated the Varanasi City Gas Distribution Project and Varanasi-Ballia EMU train. He also laid the foundation stones of Panch Koshi Parikrama road, an International Convention Centre and several other projects under the Smart City Mission and Namaami Gange Mission in his Parliamentary Constituency.
Prime Minister also addresed public rallies in Azamgarh and Varanasi. He described the occasion as the beginning of a new chapter in the development of Uttar Pradesh, and said, development of the eastern part of the country is one of the top priorities of his government. On the occasion, Mr Modi also announced a three day conclave of Non Resident Indians to be held at Varanasi from January 21 to 23 next year and called upon the residents of Varanasi to extend warmest welcome to the NRI during the conclave.