1. Modi Varanasi visit LIVE Updates: Prime Minister offers prayers at Durga Mata temple

Modi Varanasi visit LIVE Updates: Prime Minister offers prayers at Durga Mata temple

Narendra Modi in Varanasi Updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is visiting his Lok Sabha constituency today. He inaugurated 17 projects at one go digitally.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: September 22, 2017 8:12 PM
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Modi Varanasi visit LIVE Updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited his Lok Sabha constituency today. The prime minister is on his Varanasi visit from September 22 to September 23. During his stay, the Prime Minister will launch a number of projects. These projects include infrastructure, railways, financial inclusion and sanitation. Apart from attending inauguration ceremonies, the Prime Minister will address public meetings and hold an interaction with Muslim women. Today, PM Modi flagged off Mahamana Express train.

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Track LIVE Updates of Narendra Modi’s visit to Varanasi:

8:05 PM: Through the Utkarsh Bank, the aspirations of the poor will get wings and their dreams will be fulfilled, says PM in Varanasi.

7:46 PM: Prime Minister Narendra Modi offers prayers at Durga Mata temple in Varanasi.

7:44 PM: Stamps are a wonderful way to preserve history, they have a special place in society, says PM Modi in Varanasi, as per ANI.

7: 41 PM: PM Narendra Modi launched a postage stamp based on ‘Ramayana’ in Varanasi.

7:33 PM:

7:29 PM Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits Tulsi Manas temple in Varanasi.

7:02 PM The new weekly train will run from Varanasi every Friday and from Vadodara every Wednesday.

6:55 PM: The Mahamana Express with plush interiors — built under the Make in India initiative — currently runs on two routes, Varanasi-New Delhi and Bhopal-Khajuraho.

6:49 PM: PM Modi won from both Vadodara and Varanasi in the 2014 elections, but chose to represent Varanasi in Parliament.

6:42 PM: Railway Minister Piyush Goyal also joined PM Modi via video link from Vadodara along with senior officials of the ministry, PTI reports.

6:30 PM:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi today lashed out at previous governments, saying they seemed to hate development and “looted” public money to win elections.

6:16 PM: PM Modi also praised the UP government and said,”I compliment the UP Govt for their focus on the development of the state and the attention to eastern UP.”

5:58 PM: PM Modi inaugurated 17 projects at one go.

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5:53 PM: PM Narendra Modi dedicates a Water Ambulance service and a Jal Shav Vahan service to the people of Varanasi.

5:40 PM: The solution to every problem is only in development. Our effort is to change the lives of poor people, their empowerment, we are focusing on such development, said PM Modi.

5:34 PM: PM Modi felicitates beneficiaries of various schemes in Varanasi.

PM Modi (Twitter)

5:29 PM: He added, all of our schemes & programs are made keeping in mind the empowerment of each & every section of our society.

Narendra Modi in Varanasi Live Updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is visiting his Lok Sabha constituency today. He inaugurated 17 projects at one go digitally. (Twitter)

5:27 PM: We are focusing on such development which can empower the poor, said PM Modi.

5:25 PM: India is moving towards development very fast, and now we need to concentrate on the development of north India, said PM Modi.

5:23 PM:  PM Narendra Modi also said that our weavers need a global market and that will enhance their economic prospects significantly.

5:22 PM: This will increase the tourism prospects of this area, says PM

5:21 PM: PM also inaugurated Jal Shavbahan and Jal Ambulance in Varanasi.

5:19 pm: Solution to every problem is development, says PM Modi

5:15 PM: Projects worth over Rs. 1000 crore are either being inaugurated or their foundation stones are being laid

5:11 PM: PM Modi flags off the Mahamana Express train.

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5:09 PM: Modi says that there were so many impending schemes which Yogi Adityanath after coming to power took the responsibility to get those projects completed.

5:07 PM: PM Modi inaugurates Utkarsh Bank in Varanasi, it specialises in micro-finance to extend assistance to self-help groups.

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5:06 PM: PM Modi speaks at the event.

5:04 PM: After the inauguration, PM Modi handed over handicraft workers and families books and solar lights. He  also inaugurated 17 infrastructure projects and a small finance bank.

5:00 PM: PM Modi flags off Mahaman Express.

4:58 PM: PM Modi inaugurates 17 projects at a go by pressing a button.

4:57 PM: UP CM went on to say that UP Government has taken numerous steps for the wellbeing of farmers, youngsters and rural areas.

4:54 PM: Some projects which were delayed by around 12 years have been completed under the guidance of PM Modi, says UP CM.

 4:52 PM: UP CM Yogi Adityanath while addressing the crowd said PM will inaugurate projects worth Rs 1000 cr, says Yogi Adityanath.

4:48 PM: Smriti Irani said that the Deendayal Hashtkala Sankul was built with a total amount of Rs 300 cr.

4:44 PM: PM Modi will launch the Deendayal Hastkala Sankul which is a trade facilitation centre and will offer a wide variety of handicraft and handloom products to the world.

PM Modi inaugurates Deendayal Hastkala Sankul. (Twitter)

4:39 PM: PM Modi will inaugurate Utkarsh bank.

4:37 PM: Keshav Prakash Maurya praised that it is because of PM Modi that there is LPG in every house and many people who never had a bank account got themselves enrolled with the banks.

4:33 PM: Union Minister Smriti Irani, UP DY CM Keshav Prakash Maurya, UP CM Yogi Adityanath are present at the event.

4:26 PM: PM Narendra Modi to dedicate multiple development projects to nation in Varanasi, UP.

PM Modi at Varanasi. (ANI)

4:23 PM: PM Modi to flag off the Mahamana Express train shortly.

4:19 PM: PM Narendra Modi inaugurates Deendayal Hastkala Sankul in Varanasi, it is a trade facilitation centre for handicrafts.

3:57 PM: PM Narendra Modi to dedicate multiple development projects to the nation in Varanasi.

3:28 PM: As per Indian Express report, it is raining cats and dogs at Dr Ambedkar Stadium, Bada Lalpur of Varanasi, the venue where PM Modi is scheduled to address the people. Thousands of people in the crowd.

3:25 PM: Governor of UP Shri Ram Naik, CM Yogi Adityanath and other dignitaries welcomed PM Narendra Modi to Varanasi.

3:04 PM: As per ANI report, PM Narendra Modi arrives in his parliamentary constituency Varanasi; will be launching several development projects.

2:48 PM: Meanwhile, on September 23, PM Modi will inaugurate ‘Pashu Arogya Mela’ in Shahanshahpur on the outskirts of the city. He will also address a gathering of farmers there.

2:23 PM: Several roads in the city were closed to traffic because they were being laid anew, and drains and pavements were being swept.

2:20 PM: On Saturday, Modi is scheduled to inaugurate a ‘Pashudhan Arogya Mela’, an event on cattle health, in Shahanshahpur on the outskirts of Varanasi.

2:17 PM: On Saturday, he will address a gathering of farmers and distribute certificates among beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana.

2:14 PM: After flagging off the country’s third Mahamana Express, PM Modi will head towards the Diesel Locomotive Works guesthouse where he will meet BJP workers.

2:11 PM: PM Modi will also flag off by remote control the country’s third Mahamana Express between Varanasi and Vadodara.

2:08 PM: Watch PM Modi in Varanasi live

2:05 PM: According to district officials, PM Modi is beginning the visit on Friday by inaugurating the Deendayal Hastkala Sankul — a trade facilitation centre for weavers and handicraft workers in Bada-Lalpur, about 20 km from Varanasi city.

2:00 PM: PM Modi will also inaugurate several infrastructure projects, including the Ramnagar-Samne Ghat bridge and the Balua Ghat bridge, and lay the foundation for nearly six projects, including a sewage treatment plant at Ramana

1:58 pm: According to the state information department, the Prime Minister is scheduled to inaugurate infrastructure projects and address state government officials and BJP workers during his visit.

1:55 PM: PM Narendra Modi’s visit to Varanasi is his first since BJP won the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls six months ago.

1:50 PM: A day before Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s two-day visit to Varanasi, roadworks have been undertaken and completed overnight and the iconic Assi Ghat.

1:45 PM: Watch PM Narendra Modi live in Varanasi at 3.30 PM.

1:40 PM: Expectations are high as PM Modi is visiting Varanasi after a prolonged gap.

1:35 PM: The Prime Minister’s engagements in this period will cover aspects as diverse as infrastructure, railways, textiles, financial inclusion, environment and sanitation, animal husbandry, culture and spirituality.

1:30 pm: Take a look at PM Narendra Modi’s tweet

1:25 PM: On Saturday, PM Modi will inaugurate ‘Pashu Arogya Mela’ in Shahanshahpur on the outskirts of the city.

1:15 PM: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is travelling to his Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi today for a two-day visit during which he will inaugurate several projects covering sectors like infrastructure, railways, financial inclusion and sanitation.

1:10 PM: Among the highlights will be the flagging off of the Mahamana Express train which will connect Varanasi with Surat and Vadodara in Gujarat. “Tomorrow I begin my Varanasi visit, during which various development works will be launched,” Modi tweeted tonight.

1:05 He said the Deendayal Hastkala Sankul, a trade facilitation centre for handicrafts, will be dedicated to the nation tomorrow.

1:00 PM: Other projects to be inaugurated include Utkarsh Bank, which specialises in microfinance, ‘Jal Ambulance’ (water ambulance) service and ‘Jal Shav Vahan’ (water-based vehicle for carrying bodies) service, the prime minister said in another tweet.

12:55 PM: The prime minister will unveil a plaque to mark the laying of foundation stone of the headquarters building of the Utkarsh Bank, the PMO said.

12:50 PM: In the evening tomorrow, Modi will visit the historic Tulsi Manas Temple in Varanasi. He will also release a postal stamp on Ramayana. He will later visit the Durga Mata Temple in the city.

12:45 PM: “I look forward to praying at the historic Tulsi Manas Temple & Durga Mata Temple. A postage stamp on the Ramayana will also be released,” Modi said in another tweet.

12:40 PM: On Saturday, the prime minister will briefly participate in a sanitation-related activity in a village of Shahanshahpur.

12:35 PM: He will distribute certificates to beneficiaries of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Rural & Urban) and address a gathering on the occasion.

12:30 PM: PM Modi will inaugurate nearly 17 infrastructure projects, including the Ramnagar-Samne Ghat bridge and the Balua Ghat bridge, and lay the foundation of nearly six projects including Ramna Sewage Treatment Plant (STP), said Sanjay Bhardwaj, the BJP’s eastern Uttar Pradesh media in-charge.

12:25 PM: PM Narendra Modi will flag off the Mahamana Express through a video link. This train will connect Varanasi with Surat and Vadodara in Gujarat.

12:20 pm: At the same venue, the Prime Minister will also unveil plaques to mark the laying of Foundation Stone or dedication of various development works in the city.

12:10 PM: The Prime Minister will inaugurate banking services of the Utkarsh Bank, and will also unveil a plaque to mark the laying of foundation stone of the headquarters building of the Bank. The Utkarsh Bank specializes in micro-finance.

12:00 pm: The Prime Minister’s engagements in this period will cover aspects as diverse as infrastructure, railways, textiles, financial inclusion, environment and sanitation, animal husbandry, culture and spirituality.

11:55 pm: The Prime Minister will dedicate to the nation, the Deendayal Hastkala Sankul – a trade facilitation centre for handicrafts – at Bada Lalpur. He will briefly visit the facilities at the Sankul.

11:50 PM: The Prime Minister will also dedicate a Jal Ambulance service, and a Jal Shav Vahan service to the people of Varanasi, through a video link.

11:40 PM: On the evening of 22nd September, the Prime Minister will visit the historic Tulsi Manas Temple in Varanasi. He will release a postal stamp on “Ramayana.” He will later visit the Durga Mata Temple in the city.

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11:35 am: PM Narendra Modi will flag off Mahamana Express through video link

11:25 AM: Preparations underway in Varanasi ahead of PM Modi’s visit during several development projects will be launched.

10:50 AM: PM Modi is scheduled later offer prayers at the Tulsi Manas Temple and Durga Temple in Durgakund.

10:46 AM: He will also release a commemorative stamp on the Ramayana, the official said.

10:43 AM: On September 23, Modi will inaugurate ‘Pashu Arogya Mela’ in Shahanshahpur on the outskirts of the city.

10:40 AM: The prime minister will dedicate to the nation a community kitchen (‘Annakshetra’) near the famous Kashi Vishwanath temple, Varanasi Divisional Commissioner Nitin Ramesh Gokarn said.

10:35 AM: Loan waiver certificates will be distributed by PM Narendra Modi to some farmers, whose loans have been waived by the BJP-led Uttar Pradesh government. After the address, PM will leave for Delhi.

10:31 AM: On September 23, the PM will address a gathering of farmers in Rohaniya, on the outskirts of Varanasi.

10:28 AM: On the evening of September 22, PM Modi is likely to visit the famous Assi Ghat and participate in a ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ programme.

10:25 AM: Certificates to beneficiaries of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana will be distributed and the foundation stone of nearly seven projects will be laid down.

10:22 am: On the same day itself, PM Modi would open the second phase of a trade facilitation centre for weavers and handicraft workers in Bada-Lalpur in Varanasi.

10:19 AM: After the opening of the trade facilitation centre, Modi will head for the Diesel Locomotive Works (DLW) Ground, where he will inaugurate nearly 17 infrastructure projects, including the Ramnagar-Samne Ghat bridge and the Balua Ghat bridge.

10:14 AM: PM Modi will address a public meeting which will be followed by an interaction with a gathering of nearly 700 Muslim women at the DLW auditorium. Several madrassa students will also be felicitated by the PM.

10:09 am: Senior railway officials while talking about the new train said that the train will run from Vadodara (Gujarat) to Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) after the PM will green flags it using a remote control.

10:06 AM: The new weekly train will run from Varanasi every Friday and from Vadodara every Wednesday. The 1,531-km journey between the two cities will take 27 hours, 30 minutes at an average speed of 55.7 km/hr, ministry officials said.

10:03: PM Narendra Modi will flag off the country’s third Mahamana Express from his Lok Sabha constituency of Varanasi to Vadodara.

10:00 AM:  The prime minister will dedicate to the nation a community kitchen (‘Annakshetra’) near the famous Kashi Vishwanath temple, Varanasi Divisional Commissioner Nitin Ramesh Gokarn said.

9:50 AM: He will also distribute loan waiver certificates to some farmers, whose loans have been waived by the BJP-led Uttar Pradesh government.

9:45 am: According to the Union Water Resources Ministry, the Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) is “a major step forward in realising the dream of Nirmal Ganga under Namami Gange programme.”

9:40 am: In a statement, it said the STP with 50 million litre daily-capacity will be the first plant to be developed under hybrid annuity-public private partnership model.

9:35 AM: Under this STP model, the development, operation and maintenance of the STP will be undertaken by a special purpose vehicle at the local level.

9:30 AM: Forty percent of the capital cost would be paid during construction while the remaining 60 percent of the cost will be paid over the life of the project as annuities along with operation and maintenance cost expenses for the next 15 years, the water resources ministry said.

8:30 AM: PM Modi will inaugurate nearly 17 infrastructure projects, including the Ramnagar-Samne Ghat bridge and the Balua Ghat bridge, and lay the foundation of nearly six projects including Ramna Sewage Treatment Plant (STP), said Sanjay Bhardwaj, the BJP’s eastern Uttar Pradesh media in-charge.

8:25 AM: WATCH- All about Mahamana Express train

8:20 AM:  On Saturday, the prime minister will briefly participate in a sanitation-related activity in a village of Shahanshahpur. He will distribute certificates to beneficiaries of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Rural & Urban) and address a gathering on the occasion.

8:15 AM:  On the Friday evening , PM Modi will visit the historic Tulsi Manas Temple in Varanasi. He will also release a postal stamp on Ramayana. He will later visit the Durga Mata Temple in the city. “I look forward to praying at the historic Tulsi Manas Temple and Durga Mata Temple. A postage stamp on the Ramayana will also be released,” Modi said in another tweet.

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8:10 am: Take a look at PM Modi’s tweet

8:04 AM: Other projects to be inaugurated include Utkarsh Bank, which specialises in micro finance, ‘Jal Ambulance’ (water ambulance) service and ‘Jal Shav Vahan’ (water-based vehicle for carrying bodies) service, the prime minister said in another tweet. Apart from these, the Prime Minister will unveil a plaque to mark the laying of foundation stone of the headquarters building of the Utkarsh Bank, the PMO said.

8:02 AM: PM Narendra Modi will be the flagging off of the Mahamana Express train which will connect Varanasi with Surat and Vadodara in Gujarat.

8:00 AM:  PM Modi said the Deendayal Hastkala Sankul, a trade facilitation centre for handicrafts, will be dedicated to the nation on Friday.

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    V K Agarwal
    Sep 22, 2017 at 5:49 pm
    A number of remote control inaugurals are being got done from PM in Varanasi. Whether it is an inauguration or personal meeting of CM and other dignitaries for clearance of there own interests. Remote would have been used immediately on completion instead of making so heavy day on visit and cutting short his studies of local environments free mind to understand things and problems better. In case remote control inaugurations are not suitable, his frequent and short visits can be arranged to know exactly the pace of work development. Better course is to have remote control start immediately on completion and regular management reporting to headquarters for scrutiny by PMO expert staff. Niti Ayog needs to analyse the real need for expeditious execution and utilisation of spent scarce resources.
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