PM Modi virtually inaugurates, lays foundation stone of various development projects in Varanasi
PM inaugurates projects worth Rs 614 cr to Varanasi.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurated virtually and laid the foundation stone of various development projects for Varanasi, including those related agriculture, tourism, infrastructure.
The total cost implication of these projects is Rs 614 crore, according to the Prime Minister’s Office.
“Today, there are 48 daily flights to Varanasi. With improving connectivty, the number of people visiting the place is also rising. A tourist plaza at the Dashashwamedh Ghat in Varanasi will facilitate the tourists,” says PM Modi.
The prime minister also interacted with some of the beneficiaries of these projects during the event through video conferencing. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was present on the occasion.
The projects inaugurated include upgradation of Lal Bahadur Shastri Hospital Ramnagar, sewerage related works, infrastructure facilities for protection and conservation of cows, a housing complex for players in Sampurnanand Stadium, multipurpose seed storehouse and Sarnath Light and Sound show.
During the event, the prime minister also laid the foundation stone for projects including the redevelopment of Dashashwamedh Ghat and Khidkiya Ghat, barracks for PAC police force, upgradation of the multi-purpose hall in Girija Devi Sanskritik Sankul, repair work of roads in the city and development of tourist places.
PM spoke with well known basketball player Prashanti Singh. While talking to Prashanti Singh, PM Narendra Modi said that people of Kashi changed the challenges into opportunities and the facilities at housing complex for players in Sampurnanand Stadium will provide ease of sporting to the players and people of Kashi.
While interacting with the PM, Vipin Kumar Agrawal, a businessman from Varanasi thanked the Prime Minister for the basic infrastructure work in the industrial area.
PM suggested to maintain cleanliness in the premises and and provide better facilities to the workers also in the industrial areas.
Earlier, Speaking on the occasion Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi adityanath termed it as a pre Diwali Gift by the Prime Minister to the people of Kashi. Mr.Yogi said Currently projects worth around 8900 crore rupees are going on in Kashi. Till date Prime Minister has given projects worth 18 thousand crores to his constituency Varanasi, Mr Yogi said.
Around 1500 people are taking part in the program through video conferencing. Arrangement of live display of the program is made at 6 places in the city on big screens and through 5 LED mobile vans. The 16 projects inaugurated include Sarnath Light and Sound show. The show will be a major attraction for the tourists who reach this heritage site from all over the world. The first light and sound show will be organised for the public at 7.15 evening.
During the event, Prime Minister laid the foundation stone for projects including the redevelopment of Dashashwamedh Ghat and Khidkiya Ghat, barracks for PAC police force, along with upgradation of the multi-purpose hall in Girija Devi Sanskritik Sankul, and development of tourist places.