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PM Modi to lay foundation stone for projects worth over Rs 1,800 cr in Varanasi


oi-Prakash KL


Posted: Monday July 4th 2022, 07:18 PM [IST]

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New Delhi, July 4: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who will visit Varanasi on July 7, will lay the foundation stone for several projects worth over Rs 1,800 crore.

PM Modi to lay foundation stone for projects worth over Rs 1,800 cr in Varanasi

The Prime Minister will begin his Varanasi program by inaugurating the Akshay Patra Midday Meal Kitchen at LT College, which has the capacity to prepare midday meals for around one lakh student, at around 2 p.m. on July 7. At approximately 2:45 p.m., the Prime Minister will visit the International Cooperation and Congress Center-Rudraksh, where he will inaugurate Akhil Bhartiya Shiksha Samagam on the implementation of the national education policy. Thereafter, around 4 p.m., the Prime Minister will reach Dr. Sampurnanand Sports Stadium, Sigra, where he will inaugurate and lay the foundation stone for several projects worth over Rs 1,800 crores.

Over the past eight years, the Prime Minister has placed a lot of emphasis on infrastructure development in Varanasi. This resulted in the transformation of the city’s landscape. The main objective of this company has been to improve the comfort of people’s lives. Taking another step in this direction, during the program at Dr Sampurnanand Sports Stadium, Sigra, the Prime Minister will inaugurate projects worth more than Rs 590 crores, a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office said.

These include multiple initiatives under Varanasi Smart City and urban projects, including the redevelopment of Namo Ghat in Phase I as well as the construction of a bathing jetty; conversion of diesel and gasoline engines of 500 boats to CNG; redevelopment of Kameshwar Mahadev area of ​​Old Kashi and more than 600 EWS apartments constructed in Harhua village, Dasepur; new retail area and urban venue prepared under the flyover of Lahartara-Chowka Ghat; tourist facility and market complex at Dashashwamedh Ghat; and 33/11 KV substation at Nagwa as part of phase 3 of the IPDS works.

The Prime Minister will also inaugurate various road projects, including the construction of the four-lane road over the bridge (ROB) on the Babatpur-Kapsethi-Bhadohi road; Bridge over the Varuna River on the Central Jail Road; widening of the Pindra-Kathiraon road; widening of Phoolpur-Sindhaura Link Road; reinforcement and construction of 8 rural roads; construction of 7 PMGSY roads and widening of Dharsauna-Sindhaura road, the statement added.

He will also inaugurate various projects related to improving sanitation and water supply in the district. These include the rehabilitation of the old main sewer line in the city of Varanasi using trenchless technology; laying of sewer pipes; more than 25,000 sewer connections in the Trans Varuna region; leak repair works in the Sis Varuna district of the city; rural drinking water system in Taatepur village, etc. Various social sector and education related projects to be inaugurated include ITI at Mahgaon Village, Phase II of Vedic Vigyan Kendra at BHU, Govt. Girls Home in Ramnagar, Theme Park in Govt. Home for elderly women in Durgakund.

The Prime Minister will inaugurate synthetic athletics track and synthetic basketball court in Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar Sports Complex, Bada Lalpur and various police and fire safety projects including non-residential police station building in Sindhaura, construction of hostel rooms, barracks at Mirzamurad, Cholapur, Jansa and Kapsethi police stations and fire extinguishing center building at Pindra.

During the program, the Prime Minister will also lay the foundation stone for projects worth over Rs 1,200 crores. These include several road infrastructure projects, including the six-laning of the Lahartara Road – BHU at Vijaya Cinema; four-laning of road from Pandeypur Flyover to Ring Road; Four-lane road from Kuchaheri to Sandaha; widening and strengthening of Varanasi Bhadohi rural road; construction of five new roads and four CC roads in the rural area of ​​Varanasi; construction of ROB near Babatpur railway station on Babatpur-Chaubeypur road. These projects will significantly contribute to reducing the traffic load on urban and rural roads.

To boost tourism in the region, the Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone for several projects including the development works of the Sarnath Buddhist Circuit as part of the World Bank-funded UP Pro-Poor Tourism Development Project , construction of Paavan Path for Asht Vinakaya, Dwadash Jyotirling Yatra, Asht Bhairaw, Nav Gauri Yatra, five-stop tourism development works at Panchkosi Parikrama Yatra Marg and tourism development in various areas of Old Kashi.

The Prime Minister will also lay the foundations for Phase 1 of the Sigra Sports Stadium redevelopment works.

Akhil Bhartiya Shiksha Samagam

The Prime Minister will inaugurate “Akhil Bhartiya Shiksha Samagam” at the Rudraksh International Cooperation and Convention Center. Shiksha Samagam is organized by the Ministry of Education from July 7 to 9.

It will provide a platform for eminent scholars, policymakers and university leaders to deliberate and share their experiences and discuss the roadmap for effective implementation of the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020. The event is organized within the framework of capacity building of more than 300 Academic, administrative and institutional leaders of universities (central, state, reputable, private), institutes of national importance (IIT, IIM, NIT, IISER) of all the country. Various stakeholders would showcase the progress of NEP implementation in their respective institutions and also share notable implementation strategies, best practices and success stories.

During the three days of Shiksha Samagam, panel discussions on nine themes identified for higher education under the NEP 2020 will be held. These themes are multidisciplinary and holistic education; Skills development and employability; Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Capacity building of teachers for quality education; Quality, Classification and Accreditation; digital empowerment and online education; equitable and inclusive education; Indian knowledge system; and internationalization of higher education.

Article first published: Monday, July 4, 2022, 7:18 p.m. [IST]