Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone for India’s first public transport ropeway in Varanasi, on 24 March. Apart from this, he will also launch a host of other projects in his parliamentary constituency, which are worth more than Rs 1780 crores.
According to official information, the ropeway service will be operational from the Cantt Railway Station at Varanasi Junction to the Godaulia intersection. The project is worth Rs 644.49 crore and would take shape within two years. India would be the third country in the world after Bolivia and Mexico City to have a ropeway for public transport.
Apart from this, the PM will also launch the TB-Mukt Panchayat initiative while addressing the One World TB Summit at the Rudraksh Convention Centre. This summit is being organised by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) and Stop TB Partnership and the launch is an official pan-India rollout of a shorter TB Preventive Treatment and Family-centric care model for TB.
Later, Modi will dedicate and lay the foundation stone of various projects worth more than Rs 1780 crores at Sampurnanand Sanskrit University ground. These include 55 MLD sewage treatment plant at Bhagwanpur under Namami Ganga Scheme, to be built at cost of more than Rs. 300 crores, the foundation stone of Phase 2 and 3 of redevelopment work of Sigra Stadium, the foundation stone of LPG bottling plant at Isarwar village, Sewapuri to be built by Hindustan Petroleum Corporation
For farmers, exporters and traders in and around Varanasi, the grading, sorting, processing of fruits and vegetables will be possible at an integrated pack house which has been constructed at Karkhiyaon. The Prime Minister will dedicate this project to the nation during the event. It will help in boosting agricultural exports of Varanasi and surrounding region.