Prime Minister Narendra Modi gifting Varanasi with infrastructure projects worth over Rs 2,412 crores as part of his all pervaisive Vikas Mantra.
He dedicated to the nation, two important national highways in Varanasi. With a total length of 34 kilometres they have been constructed at a cost of Rs 1571.95 crore.
The Varanasi Ring Road, with two Rail Over Bridges and a flyover provides a bypass for traffic on 3 National Highways, thereby reducing traffic congestion in the city. This will also reduce travel time, fuel usage and pollution in the area and will provide easier access to Sarnath on the Buddhist circuit.
The Babatpur Airport highway links Varanasi to the airport and goes on to Jaunpur, Sultanpur and Lucknow. The road will reduce the travel time from Varanasi to the airport. This will prove a big relief to the people of Varanasi and to tourists and other visitors to the city.
Projects worth Rs 23,000 crore have already been sanctioned under the Namami Gange Mission. Prime Minister reiterated government’s committment to this project. He laid the foundation stone for two STP plants in Varanasi.
An additional 40 MLD capacity has been added to the 140 MLD capacity of the Sewage treatment plant in Dinapur. This will serve Varanasi till 2035. An effort is also being made to cap sewage contamination at Ramnagar. An STP plant of 10 MLD capacity is in the pipeline.
Prime Minister also appreciated the Integrated Power Development Scheme, that transforms Varanasi and illuminates the lives of people. An enthusiastic public got carried away with their emotions at several points of time during the Prime Minister’s address. Accepting their adulation with humility, Prime Minister asked them to conserve their energies for 2019.
Clearly Prime Minister Narendra Modi is committed to Transforming Varanasi. Over the last four years he has left no stone unturned in this direction.
Prime Minister Modi’s latest development gifts to the city will provide increased employment opportunities, development of small and medium industries and give a boost to economic development in the area.