Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday (8 July) inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of multiple projects worth over Rs 1,800 crore at an event in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.
The Prime Minister inaugurated projects worth over Rs 590 crore.
Among these are multiple initiatives under Varanasi Smart City and Urban Projects, including the redevelopment of Namo Ghat in Phase-I along with the construction of a bathing jetty; conversion of diesel and petrol engines of 500 boats into CNG; redevelopment of Kameshwar Mahadev ward of Old Kashi and over 600 EWS flats constructed in village Harhua, Dasepur; new Vending Zone and urban place prepared under Lahartara-Chowka Ghat Flyover; tourist facility and market complex at Dashashwamedh Ghat; and 33/11 KV Substation at Nagwa under IPDS Work phase-3.
PM Modi also inaugurated various road projects, including the construction of a four-lane Road over Bridge (ROB) on Babatpur-Kapsethi-Bhadohi Road; a bridge on Varuna River on Central Jail road; widening of Pindra-Kathiraon Road; widening of Phoolpur-Sindhaura Link Road; strengthening and construction of eight rural roads; construction of seven PMGSY roads and widening of Dharsauna-Sindhaura road.
The Prime Minister laid the foundation for projects worth more than Rs 1,200 crores during the program.
Among these are multiple road infrastructure projects, including a six-lane widening of the road from Lahartara – BHU to Vijaya Cinema; a four-lane widening of the road from Pandeypur Flyover to Ring Road; four lanes of the road from Kuchaheri to Sandaha; widening and strengthening of Varanasi Bhadohi Rural Road; construction of five new roads and four CC roads in Varanasi rural area; construction of ROB near Babatpur railway station on Babatpur-Chaubeypur road.
“These projects will significantly help in reducing the traffic load on city and rural roads,” Prime Minister’s Office said.
“To give a fillip to tourism in the region, Prime Minister laid the foundation stone of multiple projects including the development work of the Sarnath Buddhist Circuit under the World Bank-aided UP Pro-Poor tourism development project, construction of Paavan Path for Asht Vinakaya, Dwadash Jyotirling Yatra, Asht Bhairaw, Nav Gauri Yatra, Tourism Development work of five stoppages in Panchkosi Parikrama Yatra Marg and Tourism development various wards in Old Kashi,” it added.