PM to in­au­gu­rate high­way, other pro­jects in Varanasi

Gulf Times - - INDIA -

Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi yes­ter­day said he would visit Varanasi to­mor­row to in­au­gu­rate de­vel­op­ment pro­jects.

“I look for­ward to be­ing in Kashi to in­au­gu­rate de­vel­op­ment pro­jects that will have a trans­for­ma­tive im­pact on the city and the rest of Ut­tar Pradesh, es­pe­cially Poor­van­chal,” Modi said in a se­ries of tweets.

“Kashi has blessed me with un­par­al­leled af­fec­tion. I am do­ing ev­ery­thing pos­si­ble to trans­form the an­cient city and strengthen it with the mod­ern in­fra­struc­ture it de­serves, “ma­jor in­fra­struc­ture project, which will en­hance ‘Ease of Liv­ing’ for the peo­ple of Varanasi.”

The govern­ment in an official press state­ment said that Modi will ded­i­cate to the na­tion two im­por­tant na­tional high­ways in Varanasi, hav­ing a to­tal length of 34km built at a cost of Rs15.7bn.

The state­ment said that the 16.55km Varanasi Ring Road Phase-I has been com­pleted at a cost of Rs7.6bn, while the work of four-lan­ing and con­struc­tion of 17.25km Ba­bat­putVaranasi road on NH-56 has cost Rs8.12bn.

Ac­cord­ing to the state­ment, the Ba­bat­pur Air­port high­way will link Varanasi to the air­port and ex­tend to Jaun­pur, Sul­tan­pur and Luc­know.

“With a fly­over at Harhua and a road over bridge (ROB) at Tarna, the road will re­duce the travel time from Varanasi to the air­port and will prove a big re­lief to the res­i­dents, tourists and other vis­i­tors,” it said.

The Ring Road, with two ROBs and a fly­over, will pro­vide a way for traf­fic on NH 56 (Luc­knowVaranasi), NH 233 (Aza­m­garhVaranasi), NH 29 (Go­rakh­purVaranasi) and Ay­o­d­hya-Varanasi high­ways to by­pass Varanasi, thereby re­duc­ing traf­fic con­ges­tion in the city.

Ac­cord­ing to the state­ment, these pro­jects will also pro­vide em­ploy­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties and de­vel­op­ment of small and medium in­dus­tries in the area.

Cur­rently there are 2,833km of Na­tional High­way pro­jects cost­ing Rs638bn un­der­way to link Varanasi to other places in Eastern Ut­tar Pradesh.

Dur­ing his visit, Modi will also ded­i­cate the newly con­structed Multi-Modal Ter­mi­nal on Ganges River to the na­tion.

“This is the first of the four multi-modal ter­mi­nals be­ing con­structed on NW-I (Ganges) as part of the World Bank-aided Jal Marg Vikas project of the In­land Wa­ter­ways Au­thor­ity of In­dia,” it said.

The prime min­is­ter will also re­ceive In­dia’s first con­tainer ves­sel that sailed from Kolkata.

“This con­sign­ment con­tain­ing food and bev­er­age set sail from Kolkata in the last week of Oc­to­ber,” it said.

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