Prime Minister Narendra Modi was a part of the inauguration ceremony via video-conferencing and laid the foundation stone of several development projects in Varanasi. He said the development projects will be examples reflecting the overall development in Varanasi.
The projects are estimated to be worth Rs. 614 crore.
In his address, PM Modi said, “I congratulate the residents of Varanasi on the inauguration of development projects here. It is an example of the overall development of Varanasi.”
About the fighting spirit of Varanasi, Modi further said, “With the blessings of Mahadev, Kashi never stops, like maa Ganga, it keeps moving forward. In difficult times of COVID-19, Kashi kept on moving. Varanasi fought with the virus.”
The credit also goes to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and his administrative team, said Modi.
Speaking about the oace of development in Varanasi, Modi said, “The development in Varanasi is an indicator that Varanasi is moving ahead in every sector. From cleaning of Ganga to health services, road infrastructure, tourism, electricity, sports and from farmers to poor, Varanasi has got a pace of development.”
PM Modi further added, “Under the Ganga action plan project, the work on sewage treatment plant renovation has completed. Boats will run using CNG which will reduce pollution. There will be a tourist plaza in the Dashamdev Ghat. Small traders will also benefit from this plaza as well.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi conclusively said, “Earlier per day 12 flights used to run, now these days there are 48 daily flights operating in Varanasi. There are improvemnts in the facilities at the airport here. With improving connectivity, the number of people visiting the place is also rising. A tourist plaza at Dashashwamedh Ghat in Varanasi will facilitate the tourists.”\
(With inputs from ANI)