Modi in Varanasi: PM Launches Projects Worth Over Rs 500 Crore

PM Narendra Modi was on a two-day visit to Varanasi starting 17 September.

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PM Narendra Modi with UP CM Yogi Adityanath during his two-day visit to his parliamentary constituency Varanasi.

A day after his 68th birthday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched development projects worth over Rs 550 crore in his Lok Sabha constituency on 18 September, as he gave a detailed account of work done as an MP from this holy city, telling its people they are his "master" and "high command."

Wrapping up his two-day visit to Varanasi, Modi said the work done in the city is clearly visible, noting its landscape has changed for good in the last four years while it was at the mercy of God under previous governments.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches development projects worth Rs 500 crore in his parliamentary constituency of Varanasi

Posted by The Quint on Monday, September 17, 2018
  • The projects inaugurated include Integrated Power Development Scheme (IPDS) for Puraani Kashi and Atal Incubation Centre at Banaras Hindu University (BHU)
  • On 17 Sept, PM Modi interacted with ASHA workers and students in Narur village, Varanasi.
  • Ministers from across the political spectrum wished the prime minister on his 68th birthday on 17 September

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3:32 AM, 17 Sep

PM Modi on a 2-Day Visit to Varanasi

In Varanasi, the prime minister will visit Narur village, where he will interact with children of a primary school, aided by non-profit organisation "Room to Read".

Later, he will interact with students of Kashi Vidyapeeth and children assisted by them on the premises of Diesel Locomotive Works (DLW).

On 18 September, Modi will inaugurate or lay the foundation stones of various development projects, cumulatively worth more than Rs 500 crore, according to a statement by the prime minister's office (PMO). The event will be held at the amphitheatre of Banaras Hindu University (BHU).

Among the projects to be inaugurated by Modi are Integrated Power Development Scheme (IPDS) for Puraani Kashi and an Atal Incubation Centre at BHU.

Among the projects for which the foundation stones will be laid is the Regional Ophthalmology Centre at BHU. The prime minister will also address a gathering, the statement said.

3:32 AM, 17 Sep

Ministers Across the Spectrum Greet PM Modi on Birthday

3:32 AM, 17 Sep

Congress Greets PM Modi

The Opposition Congress also extended their best wishes to PM Modi on his 68th birthday.

3:32 AM, 17 Sep

President of India Wished PM Modi on Birthday

President of India Ram Nath Kovind also wished PM Modi and wished him a “long life and many years of dedicated service to the people of the country.”

Published: 17 Sep 2018, 09:05 AM IST