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PM Lays Foundation Stone Of Passenger Ropeway In Varanasi, Heralds A New Era Of Development In His Constituency

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated development projects worth more than Rs 1780 crores for his parliamentary constituency

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone and dedicated development projects worth more than Rs. 1780 crores in Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh on Friday. The projects include the much talked about Passenger Ropeway from Varanasi Cantt station to Godowlia, which is the first passenger ropeway in India. 

The other projects that were dedicated by the Prime Minister included a 55 MLD sewage treatment plant at Bhagwanpur under Namami Ganga Scheme,  Phases 2 and 3 of the redevelopment work of Sigra Stadium, an LPG bottling plant at Isarwar village, Sewapuri to be built by Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd, a primary health centre in Bharthara village and floating jetty with changing rooms among others. 

The Prime Minister also dedicated 19 drinking water schemes under the Jal Jeevan Mission, which will benefit more than 3 lakh people of 63 Gram Panchayats. He also laid the foundation stone of 59 drinking water schemes under the Mission. He also dedicated an integrated pack house in Karkhiyaon for grading, sorting and processing of fruits and vegetables. He also dedicated various projects under the Varanasi Smart City Mission

Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister said a new chapter is being added to the prosperity of Varanasi. He stated that projects worth hundreds of crores have also been initiated for the all-around development of Varanasi which includes sectors like drinking water, health, education, Ganga Cleanliness, flood control, police services and sports services among others. 

The Prime Minister also highlighted the new development projects related to tourism and the beautification of the city. “Be it roads, bridges, railways or airports, the connectivity to Varanasi has completely eased”, the Prime Minister said as he pointed out that the new ropeway project will take the connectivity in the city to a new level. He noted that it will boost the facilities of the city along with creating a new attraction for tourists.  He informed that the distance between Banaras Cantt Railway station and Kashi-Vishwanath Corridor will be covered within minutes after the completion of the ropeway while also easing traffic congestion in areas between Cantt Station and Godowlia.

Modi also talked about the New ATC tower at Babatpur Airport as a step for strengthening the air connectivity with Kashi. He spoke about the development of floating jetty and underlined that the main focus point has been the needs of pilgrims and tourists. 

“Today Uttar Pradesh is adding new dimensions to every sector of development in the state”, Modi said. 

Governor of Uttar Pradesh Anadiben Patel, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath and Ministers from Uttar Pradesh Government were present on the occasion among others.