On Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will travel to Varanasi, where he will lay the cornerstone for a number of development projects totaling more than Rs 1,800 crore that are aimed at upgrading infrastructure and easing daily life. The prime minister will officially open the “Akshay Patra Mid Day Meal Kitchen” at LT College in Varanasi at around 2:00 p.m. This facility can prepare midday meals for up to one lakh students.
The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) announced in a statement that Prime Minister Modi will visit the International Cooperation and Convention Centre — Rudraksh — at around 2:45 pm to open the “Akhil Bharatiya Shiksha Samagam” on the execution of the National Education Policy. The prime minister will then travel to Dr Sampurnanand Sports Stadium in Sigra, where he would officially launch many projects totaling more over Rs 1,800 crore and lay the foundation stone for them, according to the statement.
According to the statement, Prime Minister Modi has focused heavily on infrastructure development in Varanasi over the past eight years, and as a result, the city’s environment has changed. The statement also stated that the project’s main goal was to make it easier for people to live there. The prime minister will officially launch projects totaling more than Rs 590 crore during the event at Dr. Sampurnanand Sports Stadium, which is another step in this direction. These include numerous initiatives under the Varanasi smart city and urban projects, such as the development of Namo Ghat in Phase-I along with the building of a bathing jetty; the conversion of 500 boats’ diesel and petrol engines into CNG; the development of Kameshwar Mahadev ward in Old Kashi; the construction of over 600 EWS flats in the village of Harhua, Dasepur; the creation of a new vending zone and urban place under the Lahartara
The construction of a four-lane road over bridge on the Babatpur-Kapsethi-Bhadohi Road, a bridge over the Varuna River on the Central Jail Road, the widening of the Pindra-Kathiraon Road, the widening of the Phoolpur-Sindhaura Link Road, the strengthening and construction of eight rural roads, the construction of seven roads under the PMGSY, and the widening of the Dhars According to the report, he would also dedicate a number of initiatives aimed at enhancing the district’s water and sewage systems.
These initiatives include the installation of sewer lines, the rehabilitation of an old trunk sewer line in Varanasi City using trenchless technology, the installation of over 25,000 sewer house connections in the Trans Varuna area, the repair of leaks in the city’s Sis Varuna neighbourhood, the rural drinking water programme at Taatepur Village, etc. ITI at Village Mahgaon, Phase-II of the “Vedic Vigyan Kendra” at Banaras Hindu University (BHU), the Government Girls Home at Ramnagar, and the Theme Park at the Government Old Age Women Home at Durgakund are among the social and educational projects that will be inaugurated, according to the statement. According to the statement, the prime minister will dedicate the synthetic basketball court and athletic track at the Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar Sports Complex in Bada Lalpur, as well as a number of police and fire safety projects, including the construction of a non-residential police station in Sindhaura, dormitories and barracks at the police stations in Mirzamurad, Cholapur, Jansa, and Kapsethi, and a fire extinguisher centre in Pindra.
Prime Minister Modi will also lay the cornerstone for projects worth more than Rs 1,200 crore during the event. Several road infrastructure projects are among them, including the six-lane widening of the road from Lahartara — BHU to Vijaya Cinema, the four-lane widening of the road from the Pandeypur flyover to the Ring Road, the four-lane widening of the road from Kuchaheri to Sandaha, the widening and strengthening of the Varanasi-Bhadohi rural road, the construction of five new roads and four CC roads in the According to the statement, these improvements will drastically lessen the amount of traffic on metropolitan and rural highways. In order to boost tourism in the area, Prime Minister Modi will lay the cornerstone for a number of projects, including the construction of the Asht Vinakaya Pavan Path, the Dwadash Jyotirling Yatra, the Asht Bhairaw Yatra, the Nav Gauri Yatra, the tourism development work of five stoppages in the Panchkosi Parikrama Yatra Marg, and the tourism development of various wards in Old Kashi.
According to the announcement, the prime minister will also lay the cornerstone for Phase 1 of construction on the Sigra sports stadium. Additionally, he will open the “Akhil Bharatiya Shiksha Samagam” at the Rudraksh International Cooperation and Convention Centre. From July 7 to 9, the Ministry of Education will host Shiksha Samagam. Eminent academics, decision-makers, and academic leaders will have a forum to deliberate, exchange their experiences, and propose a plan for effectively implementing the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020. More than 300 academic, administrative, and institutional officials from colleges and institutes of national importance (IIT, IIM, NIT, IISER) around the nation are participating in the event as part of a capacity-building initiative.