Government to Develop Varanasi as ‘Gateway’ to East India
The parliamentary constituency Varanasi is witnessing all-round development under Prime Minister Narendra Modi ’s watch but at the same time care is being taken not to disturb its ancient flavour by conserving its rich culture and heritage. The central government is also making serious efforts to develop Varanasi as the ‘Gateway to East India’. Modi addressing a large gathering at the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) detailed the many projects being launched and inaugurated in the city and nearby villages to change the face of Varanasi.
To make Varanasi a smart city, a gateway to East India, world-class infrastructure is being brought in, transportation is being improved, LED street lights are being installed, medical facilities are being improved and strengthened, roads are being laid and existing highways and roads are being expanded and widened. Also, serious efforts were on to make the BHU a knowledge center of the 21st century.
Speaking about the underground cabling of electric wires in the city, the problem of low voltage in some localities and villages would soon be tackled. A new bridge would be built over the Ganga to minimize the entry of trucks into the city and that the Ring Road project was being expedited. Work on the Varanasi-Haldi national waterway was on and soon ferries and cruises would be available along the route. Efforts were on to clean the Ganga from Gangotri to Gangasagar for which Rs 21,000 crore worth of projects had been approved by the government.
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