This will be Modi’s first trip to Varanasi this year and could likely mark the beginning of BJP’s election campaigning to retain power in the politically crucial state.
Here are some of the key projects the PM will launch in Varanasi:-
International Cooperation & Convention Centre ‘Rudraksh’
The Centre, to be inaugurated by the PM, would show a glimpse of the ancient city of Kashi. 108 Rudrakshas have been installed in the centre. The two-storey Convention Centre, which has come up in the posh Sigra area on 2.87 hectares of land, has a sitting capacity of 1200 persons. The project aims to provide opportunities for social and cultural interactions between people and develop the city’s tourism sector.
PM Modi to inaugurate Varanasi’s ‘Rudraksh’ convention center tomorrow
<p>PM Modi will inaugurate Varanasi’s new landmark, the International Cooperation & Convention Centre ‘Rudraksh’ tomorrow. The gallery is done up with murals depicting Varanasi’s art, culture and music. (ANI image)</p><p><br /></p>
The Rs 186-crore project will be inaugurated by the PM in the presence of Japanese envoy and Japan International Cooperation Agency official.
Maternal and child health wing, Banaras Hindu University
The PM will also inaugurate a 100-bed model maternal and child health wing of Banaras Hindu University and interact with the doctors to discuss preparations for the anticipated third wave. The PM will also open a public Regional Institute of Ophthalmology.
A CIPET campus, 143 other rural projects
A Centre for Skill and Technical Support of Central Institute of Petrochemical Engineering and Technology (CIPET) in Varanasi will be opened by the Prime minister during his visit to Varanasi.
The first CIPET campus was established in Chennai in 1968 by the Government of India with the assistance of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). There are now over 30 such centres across with more in the developmental stage.
Another 143 rural projects under the Jal Jeevan Mission and a mango and vegetable integrated pack house in Karkhiyanv will be inaugurated by the PM.
Ro-Ro ferry, 12-floor transit hostel for police, ITI at Mahgaon
The PM will also lay the foundation stones for a ground plus 12-floor transit hostel for police at Police Lines, which has been made at a cost of Rs 24.96 crores, an ITI at Mahgaon and projects worth over Rs 8 crore at Sampurnanand Sports Stadium.
A Ro Ro ferry service on the Ganga river will also be opened for the public.
Eight projects of urban development, including water supply scheme priority-I in sis-Varna of Rs 108.53 crores, water supply related work in trans-Varuna of Rs 19.49 crores, two MW solar power plant at water treatment plant Bhelupur of Rs 17.24 crores and sewer line laying in Konia ghat area with Rs 15.03 crores will also be started.
12 projects of rural link roads and renovation and repair of 35 rural roads will also be formally launched.
In all, the PM will inaugurate 77 projects of over Rs 558 crore, lay the foundation of 68 projects of Rs 838 crore along with the Rudraksh centre, all totalling up to over Rs 1,500 crore.