Narendra Modi visits Varanasi after historic UP election win: Welcomed by rain, PM to set in motion 17 projects, know details

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New Delhi | Published: September 22, 2017 4:36:01 PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a two-day visit to his Parliamentary Constituency, Varanasi.

PM Modi in Varanasi, Narendra Modi in Varanasi, PM Narendra Modi, uttar PradeshThe Prime Minister on Friday dedicated Deendayal Hastkala Sankul – a trade facilitation centre for handicrafts – at Bada Lalpur.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a two-day visit to his Parliamentary Constituency,  Varanasi. He reached Varanasi as rain lashed the historic city. In his first visit to the constituency after powering BJP to historic win in Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections early this year, the PM will cover aspects as diverse as infrastructure, railways, textiles, financial inclusion, environment and sanitation, animal husbandry, culture and spirituality during the two days.

Sanjay Bhardwaj, BJP’s eastern Uttar Pradesh media in-charge,  told PTI that Modi will inaugurate nearly 17 infrastructure projects, including the Ramnagar-Samne Ghat bridge and the Balua Ghat bridge. He will also the foundation of nearly six projects including Ramna Sewage Treatment Plant.

The Prime Minister on Friday dedicated Deendayal Hastkala Sankul – a trade facilitation centre for handicrafts – at Bada Lalpur.

He is also scheduled to flag off the Mahamana Express through a video link. This train will connect Varanasi with Surat and Vadodara in Gujarat. From the same venue, Modi will  unveil plaques to mark the laying of Foundation Stone or dedication of various development works in the city.

The PM is scheduled to 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.

Later, Modi will dedicate a Jal Ambulance service, and a Jal Shav Vahan service to the people of Varanasi, through a video link.

Today, PM will visit the historic Tulsi Manas Temple in Varanasi and release a release a postal stamp on “Ramayana.” Later, he will 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.

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