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PM Modi to visit Varanasi on 7 July, inaugurate various development projects

The prime minister will dedicate Pt. Deendayal Upadhyaya Junction - Son Nagar railway line of Dedicated Freight Corridor. Built at a cost of more ₹6,760 crore, the new line will facilitate faster and efficient movement of goods.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to visit Varanasi on 7 July to inaugurate and lay the foundation stones of multiple development projects worth more than 12,100 crore, the prime minister’s office said in a statement.

According to the PMO, the prime minister will dedicate Pt. Deendayal Upadhyaya Junction - Son Nagar railway line of Dedicated Freight Corridor. Built at a cost of more 6,760 crore, the new line will facilitate faster and efficient movement of goods.

PM Modi will also dedicate to nation three railway lines whose electrification or doubling has been completed at a cost of more than 990 crore. These include Ghazipur city - Aunrihar rail line, Aunrihar- Jaunpur rail line and Bhatni- Aunrihar rail line. This will mark the completion of 100 percent electrification of railway lines in Uttar Pradesh.

He will dedicate to nation the four-lane widening of Varanasi-Jaunpur section of NH-56, which has been completed at a cost of more than 2,750 crore, making travel from Varanasi to Lucknow easier and faster;

PM Modi will also inaugurate various other initiatives in Varanasi including the construction and renovation of 18 PWD roads, an International Girls Hostel building at BHU campus, and the Central Institute of Petrochemicals Engineering & Technology (CIPET)-Vocational Training Centre at village Karsara.

During his visit, PM Modi will also lay the foundation stones of several projects that will further contribute to the development of Varanasi. These projects include the construction of three two-lane rail over bridges (ROB) near Chaukhandi, Kadipur, and Hardattapur railway stations, the construction of Vyasnagar - Pt. Deendayal Upadhyay Junction rail flyover, and the construction and renovation of 15 PWD roads. The cumulative cost of these projects is estimated to be around 780 crore.

He will lay the foundation stone for 192 rural drinking water schemes under the Jal Jeevan Mission. These schemes, with a budget exceeding 550 crore, will ensure access to pure drinking water for 7 lakh people residing in 192 villages.

Moreover, PM Modi will also lay the foundation stone for the redesigning and redevelopment of Manikarnika and Harishchandra Ghats. The redevelopment plans include provisions for public conveniences, waiting areas, wood storage, waste disposal, and eco-friendly cremation pyres, enhancing the overall infrastructure and amenities available to visitors.

During the programme, the prime minister will distribute loans of PMSVANidhi and keys of PMAY Rural houses, as well as Ayushman Bharat cards to beneficiaries in Uttar Pradesh. This distribution will mark the commencement of the Grih Pravesh of 5 lakh PMAY beneficiaries, the distribution of 1.25 lakh PMSVANidhi loans to eligible beneficiaries, and the distribution of 2.88 crore Ayushman cards.

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Published: 05 Jul 2023, 01:54 PM IST
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