Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit his Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi on Thursday and will inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of multiple development projects. Ahead of his visit, PM Modi on Wednesday tweeted: “Tomorrow, 15th July, I will be in Kashi to inaugurate a wide range of development works worth over Rs. 1500 crore. These works will further ‘Ease of Living’ for the people of Kashi and Poorvanchal.”
At around 11 AM, the Prime Minister will inaugurate various public projects and works, including a 100-bed MCH wing in BHU, multi-level parking at Godauliya, Ro-Ro Vessels for tourism development on River Ganga, and a three-lane flyover bridge on the Varanasi-Ghazipur Highway.
According to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), projects worth around Rs 744 crores will be inaugurated.
PM Modi will also lay the foundation stones of several projects and public works worth around Rs 839 crores. “These include the Centre for Skill and Technical Support of Central Institute of Petrochemical Engineering and Technology (CIPET), 143 rural projects under Jal Jeevan Mission and mango and vegetable integrated pack house in Karkhiyanv,” read the release by PMO.
At around 12:15 PM, the Prime Minister will inaugurate the International Cooperation and Convention Centre – Rudrakash, which has been constructed with Japanese assistance.
As many as 108 Rudraksha have been installed at this convention centre and its roof is shaped like a Shiva Linga, officials said, adding that the entire building will glow with LED lights at night.
The two-storey convention centre has come up at posh Sigra area on 2.87 hectares of land and has a seating capacity of 1,200 people.
The officials said the objective of the project is to provide opportunities for social and cultural interactions between people at the international convention centre in Varanasi that would strengthen the city’s competitiveness by developing its tourism sector.
It is ideal for holding international conferences, exhibitions and music concerts and other events and the gallery is done up with murals depicting Varanasi’s art, culture and music, they added.
Thereafter, at around 2 PM, he will inspect the Maternal and Child Health Wing, BHU.
He will also meet with officials and medical professionals to review Covid preparedness, the PMO said.