Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch various projects worth over Rs 1,780 crore in Varanasi during his visit to the holy city on 24 March, according to a PMO release.
The Prime Minister will dedicate and lay the foundation stone of projects worth over Rs 1780 crore, during the programme at Sampurnanand Sanskrit University ground in Varanasi.
He will lay the foundation stone of the Passenger Ropeway from Varanasi Cantt station to Godowlia. The cost of the project is estimated to be around Rs 645 crore.
The ropeway system will be 3.75 km in length with five stations, and will facilitate ease of movement for the tourists, pilgrims and residents of Varanasi, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said in a release on Wednesday (22 March).
The Prime Minister will also lay the foundation stone of 55 MLD sewage treatment plant at Bhagwanpur under Namami Ganga Scheme, to be built at cost of more than Rs 300 crore.
Under the Khelo India Scheme, the foundation stone of Phase 2 and 3 of redevelopment work of Sigra Stadium will be laid by PM Modi.
He will also lay the foundation stone of LPG bottling plant at Isarwar village, Sewapuri to be built by Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd.
The Prime Minister will also lay the foundation stone of various other projects including primary health centre in Bharthara village; floating jetty with changing rooms, among others.
Under the Jal Jeevan Mission, PM Modi will dedicate 19 drinking water schemes, which will benefit more than 3 lakh people of 63 gram panchayats.
To further strengthen the rural drinking water system, the Prime Minister will also lay the foundation stone of 59 drinking water schemes under the mission.
For farmers, exporters and traders in and around Varanasi, the grading, sorting, processing of fruits and vegetables will be possible at an integrated pack house which has been constructed at Karkhiyaon. Prime Minister will dedicate this project to the nation during the event. It will help in boosting agricultural exports of Varanasi and surrounding region.
PM Modi will also various projects under the Varanasi Smart City Mission including redevelopment work of Rajghat and Mahmoorganj government schools; beautification of internal city roads; redevelopment of 6 parks and ponds of the city among others.
He will also dedicate various other infrastructure projects including ATC tower at Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport; 2 MW solar power plant at water works premises, Bhelupur; 800 KW solar power plant at Konia Pumping Station; new Community Health Center at Sarnath; infrastructure improvement of Industrial estate at Chandpur; rejuvenation of temples of Kedareshwar, Vishweshwar and Omkareshwar Khand Parikrama among others.