Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of various development projects in Varanasi this morning. The total cost implication of these projects is 614 crores rupees. The Prime Minister is presently interacting with the beneficiaries of these projects during the event.
PM spoke with well known basketball player Prashanti Singh. While talking to Prashanti Singh, PM Narendra Modi said that people of Kashi changed the challenges into opportunities and the facilities at housing complex for players in Sampurnanand Stadium will provide ease of sporting to the players and people of Kashi.
While interacting with the PM, Vipin Kumar Agrawal, a businessman from Varanasi thanked the Prime Minister for the basic infrastructure work in the industrial area.
PM suggested to maintain cleanliness in the premises and and provide better facilities to the workers also in the industrial areas.
Earlier, Speaking on the occasion Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi adityanath termed it as a pre Diwali Gift by the Prime Minister to the people of Kashi. Mr.Yogi said Currently projects worth around 8900 crore rupees are going on in Kashi. Till date Prime Minister has given projects worth 18 thousand crores to his constituency Varanasi, Mr Yogi said.
Around 1500 people are taking part in the program through video conferencing. Arrangement of live display of the program is made at 6 places in the city on big screens and through 5 LED mobile vans. The 16 projects inaugurated include Sarnath Light and Sound show. The show will be a major attraction for the tourists who reach this heritage site from all over the world. The first light and sound show will be organised for the public at 7.15 evening.
During the event, Prime Minister laid the foundation stone for projects including the redevelopment of Dashashwamedh Ghat and Khidkiya Ghat, barracks for PAC police force, along with upgradation of the multi-purpose hall in Girija Devi Sanskritik Sankul, and development of tourist places.