Prime Minister Modi inaugurates development projects in Varanasi.

Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, virtually Inaugurated and laid down the foundation stone of various development projects in his parliamentary constituency, Varanasi. The total cost of the development projects is Rs. 614 crores.


On the occasion, the Prime Minister also interacted with the beneficiaries of these development projects.  Around 1500 people participated in the program through virtually. The  programme was also displayed live at 6 places in Varanasi as arranged by the state government. While inaugurating the developmental projects,  Modi ji also urged the citizens to be ‘vocal for local’ on this Diwali. He urged people to promote indigenously made items apart from diyas.

Developmental projects

PM Modi highlighted that, the connectivity to Varanasi has improved and there are now a total of 48 flights to Varanasi. This has resulted into increased number of people visiting the place.  He highlighted that, increased number of tourists would be taken care and would be facilitating by a tourist plaza at Dashashwamedh Ghat.

Projects that were inaugurated

  • Sarnath light and sound show
  • 105 Anganwadi Kendras
  • 102 Gau Ashray Kendras
  • Up-gradation of Lal Bahadur Shastri Hospital, Ramnagar
  • Sewerage related works
  • A housing complex for the players in Sampurnanand Stadium
  • Varanasi City Smart lighting work
  • Infrastructure facilities for the conservation and protection of cows
  • Multipurpose seed storehouse
  • Agriculture Produce warehouse of 100 MT
  • IPDS Phase 2.

Projects for which Foundation stone was laid

  • Redevelopment of Dashashwamedh Ghat and Khidkiya Ghat
  • Barracks for PAC Police Force
  • Repair work of roads in Varanasi
  • Development of tourist places
  • Redevelopment of certain wards of Kashi
  • Parking facility and the redevelopment of the park in Beniya Bagh
  • Up-gradation of the multi-purpose hall in Girija Devi Sanskritik Sankul


Prime Minister also interacted with the beneficiaries while inaugurating and laying the foundation stone. One of beneficiary was a famous basketball player Prashant Singh. He also interacted with the businessman from Varanasi and suggested to maintain cleanliness in the premises in order to provide better services in the industrial areas.