New Delhi/UNI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting Varanasi Thursday to inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of multiple development initiatives worth over Rs 1,800 crores.
At around 4 pm, he will be reaching Dr Sampurnanand Sports Stadium, Sigra to inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of these projects, the PMO informed.
The PMO said that the Prime Minister has put a lot of focus on infrastructure development in Varanasi in the last eight years to enhance ease of living for the people.
Taking another step in this direction, Modi will inaugurate projects worth over Rs 590 crores in Sigra, the PMO added.
Various social and education sector related projects will also be inaugurated, including ITI at Village Mahgaon, Phase-II of Vedic Vigyan Kendra in BHU, Government Girls Home at Ramnagar, Theme Park in Government Old Age Women Home at Durgakund.
Modi will inaugurate synthetic athletic track and synthetic basketball court in Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar Sports Complex, Bada Lalpur and various police and safety fire projects including non-residential Police Station building at Sindhaura, construction of hostel rooms, barracks in Mirzamurad, Cholapur, Jansa and Kapsethi police stations and building of Fire Extinguisher Centre in Pindra.
In order to give a fillip to tourism in the region, the Prime Minister will lay foundation stone of multiple projects including development work of Sarnath Buddhist Circuit under World Bank aided UP Pro-Poor tourism development project, construction of Paavan Path for Asht Vinakaya, Dwadash Jyotirling Yatra, Asht Bhairaw, Nav Gauri Yatra, Tourism Development work of five stoppages in Panchkosi Parikrama Yatra Marg and Tourism development various wards in Old Kashi.
"At around 2 pm, the Prime Minister will inaugurate the Akshay Patra Mid Day Meal Kitchen at LT College, Varanasi, which has a capacity of cooking mid-day meals for around one lakh students.
At around 2:45 pm, the Prime Minister will visit the International Cooperation and Convention Centre-Rudraksh, where he will inaugurate Akhil Bhartiya Shiksha Samagam on implementation of the National Education Policy," the PMO said.
The Shiksha Samagam to be inaugurated by the Prime Minister, is being organised by the Ministry of Education from Jul 7 to Jul 9.