PM Modi to inaugurate infra projects worth over Rs 1,700 cr in Varanasi tomorrow
Varanasi, Mar 23 (KNN) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate infrastructure development projects worth more than Rs 1,780 crore in Varanasi on March 24, 2023.
During his visit, he will also address the One World TB Summit being organised on the occasion of World Tuberculosis Day by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) and the Stop TB Partnership.
He will lay the foundation stone for the Passenger Ropeway from Varanasi Cantonment station to Godowlia. The cost of the project is estimated to be around Rs 645 crore. The ropeway system will be 3.75 km in length with five stations.
The PM will also lay the foundation stone of 55 MLD sewage treatment plants at Bhagwanpur under Namami Ganga Scheme, to be built at cost of more than Rs 300 crores. Under the ”Khelo India” scheme, the foundation stone of Phases 2 and 3 of the redevelopment work of Sigra Stadium will also be laid by him.
Various other projects including a primary health centre in Bharthara village; a floating jetty with changing rooms, among others will also be initiated.
For farmers, exporters and traders in and around Varanasi, the grading, sorting, and processing of fruits and vegetables will be possible at an integrated pack house that has been constructed at Karkhiyaon. The PM will dedicate this project to the nation during the event. It will help in boosting agricultural exports of Varanasi and the surrounding region.
He will also dedicate various other infrastructure projects including the ATC tower at Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport; a 2 MW solar power plant at water works premises, Bhelupur; 800 KW solar power plant at Konia Pumping Station etc.
At the One World TB Summit, the Prime Minister will launch various initiatives, including the TB-Mukt Panchayat initiative; the official pan-India rollout of a shorter TB Preventive Treatment (TPT); the Family-centric care model for TB and the release of India’s Annual TB Report 2023. (KNN Bureau)