Prime Minister Narendra Modi today inaugurated 17 developmental projects at one go in Varanasi. He is on a two-day visit to his Parliamentary Constituency. This is his first visit to the constituency after powering BJP to a historic win in Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections early this year. Modi said projects on such a large scale was never inaugurated in Varanasi for many decades.
The 17 infrastructure projects include the Ramnagar-Samne Ghat bridge and the Balua Ghat bridge, foundation of around six projects including Ramna Sewage Treatment Plant (STP). Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik and UP CM Yogi Adityanath were also present on the occasion.
PM also dedicated Deendayal Hastkala Sankul – a trade facilitation centre for handicrafts – at Bada Lalpur and flagged off Mahaman Express through a video link. This train will connect Varanasi with Surat and Vadodara in Gujarat. From the same venue, PM also unveiled plaques to mark the laying of Foundation Stone or dedication of various development works in the city, including the inauguration of services of the Utkarsh Bank, which specializes in micro-finance.
Later, Modi dedicated a Jal Ambulance service and a Jal Shav Vahan service to people of Varanasi.
PM is scheduled to visit historic Tulsi Manas Temple in Varanasi and release a postal stamp on “Ramayana.” Later, he will also visit the Durga Mata Temple in the city.
On Saturday, PM will briefly participate in a sanitation related activity in village Shahanshahpur. He will then visit a Pashudhan Arogya Mela. The Prime Minister will also distribute certificates to beneficiaries of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Rural & Urban), and will address the gathering.
On Thursday, a government press release said that Modi’s two-day visit will cover aspects as diverse as infrastructure, railways, textiles, financial inclusion, environment and sanitation, animal husbandry, culture and spirituality.