Prime Minister Narendra Modi who celebrated his 68th birthday in his Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi, last evening and unveiled a number of projects today, gifted Rs 550 crore worth new projects.
Addressing a public meeting, today, he announced a series of projects at Rs 550 crore that have either been inaugurated or almost given the green signal. These projects are primarily focus on improvising transport facilities, connecting Varanasi to various parts of the country through railways, roadways as well as inland waterways. Modi also announced plans to make Varanasi a world-class medical hub.
“Four years ago, we embarked upon the journey to develop Kashi and today, the difference of four years is clearly visible. You people are witness to those times when Kashi was neglected and left at the mercy of gods in the previous regimes,” said Modi.
The Prime Minister announced plans to develop new cancer and ‘super speciality hospitals’ that will provide modern treatment techniques to patients. He also talked about the foundations that were laid for Vedic Science Centre as well as Atal Incubation Centre in Varanasi.
While speaking on the development of the city, Modi said several road projects are underway in the city. “The Maduadih flyover has been completed over the river Ganga, and now Ramnagar has become easily accessible,” he said, adding that the bridge had also been widened, making commuting easy.
He said that it is not merely urban development that is being targeted by the government but emphasis is been been laid to promote development of rural areas around Varanasi. He promised that all villages will soon be provided with basic amenities of bijli, sadak, paani (electricity, road and water).