Varanasi: PM Modi lays the foundation stone for multiple projects of public interest

Biltrax Media Jul 11, 2022 0

A press release by the Prime Minister’s Office stated that the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, laid the foundation stones of multiple projects. These projects are worth over Rs. 1800 crores. The ceremony took place on Thursday at Dr Sampurnanand Sports Stadium, Sigra, Varanasi.

“It will create more ‘Ease of Living’ in Varanasi by launching these projects,” PM Modi tweeted later. Among those present were UP Governor Anandiben Patel and UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

The Prime Minister inaugurated over Rs 590 crores worth of projects during the programme. These included multiple initiatives under Varanasi Smart City and Urban Projects. The re-development 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, and the redevelopment of Kameshwar Mahadev ward of Old Kashi are some of them. Other initiatives included construction of over 600 EWS flats in village Harhua, Dasepur, a new Vending Zone and urban place prepared under Lahartara-Chowka Ghat Flyover. An inauguration of the tourist facility and market complex at Dashashwamedh Ghat, and 33/11 KV Substation at Nagwa under IPDS Work Phase-3 also took place.

He also inaugurated various projects related to sewerage and water supply improvements in the district. Rehabilitation of Old Trunk Sewer Line in Varanasi City through trenchless technology, laying of sewer lines, over 25000 sewer house connections in Trans Varuna area, and leakage repair works in Sis Varuna area of the city, and rural drinking water schemes at Taatepur village, etc were some of these projects. The inauguration of various social and education sector-related projects including the ITI at Village Mahgaon, phase-II of Vedic Vigyan Kendra in BHU, Govt. Girls Home at Ramnagar, Theme Park in Govt. Old Age Women Home at Durgakund also took place.

The Prime Minister also inaugurated various road projects, including the construction of a four-lane road over bridge (ROB) on Babatpur-Kapsethi-Bhadohi Road, and the bridge on Varuna river on Central Jail road. Other projects included widening of Pindra-Kathiraon road, widening of Phoolpur-Sindhaura Link Road, strengthening and construction of 8 rural roads, construction of 7 PMGSY roads and widening of Dharsauna-Sindhaura road.

He also inaugurated a synthetic athletic track and synthetic basketball court in Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar Sports Complex, Bada Lalpur and various police and safety fire projects. These included a non-residential police station building at Sindhaura, construction of hostel rooms, barracks in Mirzamurad, Sholapur, Jansa and Kapsethi police stations and building of Fire Extinguisher Centre in Piedra.

During the programme, the Prime Minister also laid the foundation stone for projects worth more than Rs. 1200 crores. These projects included 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, and four lanes of the road from Kuchaheri to Sandaha. Other infrastructure projects included the 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. In both urban and rural areas, these projects would reduce traffic loads.

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.

As part of the redevelopment of the Sports Stadium at Sigra, the Prime Minister laid the foundation for Phase 1.

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