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PM Modi Unveils ₹13,000 Crore Development Projects in Varanasi


Varanasi, India: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Varanasi on Thursday evening to inaugurate and lay the foundation for multiple development projects worth over ₹13,000 crore. His visit to his parliamentary constituency marks a significant step towards enhancing infrastructure, connectivity, and overall development in the ancient city.

Key Projects Launched in Varanasi:

  1. Varanasi-Ranchi-Kolkata Expressway (Package-1): The Prime Minister laid the foundation stone for this ambitious expressway project, which will significantly improve road connectivity between these major cities.
  2. Ghargra-Bridge-Varanasi Section of National Highway 233: The four-laning of this highway segment will enhance transportation efficiency and safety.
  3. Sultanpur-Varanasi Section of National Highway 56: Another crucial road project that aims to improve connectivity in the region.
  4. Sigra Sports Stadium Phase-1: A state-of-the-art sports facility that will promote sports and fitness among the youth.
  5. District Rifle Shooting Range: A modern shooting range to nurture talent and encourage sportsmanship.
  6. National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT): A prestigious institution that will empower students in the field of fashion and design.
  7. Medical College in Varanasi: Augmenting healthcare infrastructure to benefit the local population.
  8. National Centre of Ageing at Banaras Hindu University: A significant step towards addressing the healthcare needs of the elderly.
  9. HPCL LPG Bottling Plant in Sewapuri: Strengthening the distribution network for clean energy.
  10. Banas Kashi Sankul Milk Processing Unit at UPSIDA Agro Park Karkhiyaon: Boosting dairy production and employment opportunities.
  11. Silk Fabric Printing Common Facility Centre for Weavers: Supporting the traditional silk industry.

Spiritual and Cultural Significance:

The Prime Minister also performed a ‘pooja’ and visited the Sant Guru Ravidas Janmasthali, paying homage to the revered saint. His presence during the commemoration of Sant Guru Ravidas’s 647th birth anniversary underscores the spiritual and cultural heritage of Varanasi.

Commitment to Varanasi:

PM Modi’s commitment to Varanasi’s growth and prosperity is evident through these transformative projects. The city, known for its rich history, ghats, and spiritual significance, is now poised for a brighter future with improved infrastructure and opportunities for its residents.

As the sun sets over the Ganges, Varanasi stands witness to a new era of progress, fueled by the vision and determination of its leader.

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