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Modi in Varanasi Highlights: Country wants politics of development, says PM

PM Narendra Modi in Varanasi highlights: The Prime Minister on Monday inaugurated first multi-modal terminal on Ganga river in Varanasi, his parliamentary constituency.

By HT Correspondent | Nov 12, 2018 22:23 IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated infrastructure projects worth over Rs 2,412 crore, including two major national highways and an inland waterways project. It was the PM’s 15th visit to his constituency in the last four-and-a half years.

The projects inaugurated also included a multi-modal terminal on the Ganga near Ralhupur village as part of the Centre’s Jal Marg Vikas Project.

Modi also inaugurated two sewage treatment projects worth Rs 425.41 crore in Varanasi and laid foundation stone for Rs 72.91 crore project for Ramnagar

Here are the highlights:

5:50 pm IST

Modi on clean Ganga projects

Schemes worth Rs 23,000 crore have been approved for cleaning Ganga and works on projects worth Rs 5000 are underway. Almost all villages on the banks of Ganga are open-defecation free: PM Modi

There should be created such an environment that NRIs have indelible imprints of Kashi: PM Modi

5:47 pm IST

‘Development is our identity’

Now trains have reaching far flung areas in the northeast... the network of expressways is our government’s identity: Modi

‘We have paid attention to smallest necessities like sanitation.’

5:45 pm IST

Country wants politics of development: PM Modi

Country wants politics of development. Voters make decisions keeping development in sight and not on vote bank politics: Modi

5:35 pm IST

‘Confluence of nature, culture and adventure’

In days to come, Kashi will be known for cruise tourism, says Modi

“Kashi will witness confluence of nature, culture and adventure.”

5:30 pm IST

Starting of waterway answered critics: PM

Starting of waterway answered the critics who criticized the plan of waterway projects four and half year ago: Modi

5:27 pm IST

East UP is now connected to Bay of Bengal: Modi

With completion of multi-modal terminal, east UP has now connected to Bay of Bengal, PM Modi

5:24 pm IST

First time since independence, using inland rivers in big commercial ways: Modi

I am happy that dream of waterway came true today, PM Modi

It’s for the first time since independence that we are using inland rivers in such big commercial ways, PM Modi

5:23 pm IST

Very historic day for Varanasi: PM Modi

5:23 pm IST

Varanasi is getting next generation infrastructure: PM

Varanasi is getting next generation infrastructure that will ensure transformation of the region: PM Modi

5:20 pm IST

PM Modi mentions about Kedarnath visit

PM Modi mentions about his trip to Kedarnath on Deepawali and says a week after that he has offered prayers to Maa Ganga today.

“There I offered prayers to Baba Lord Kedarnath, today I offered prayer to Maa Ganga in Varanasi,” he says.

5:17 pm IST

PM Modi extends greetings for Chhath

PM Narendra Modi extends greetings for Chhath festival to people of Varanasi.

5:10 pm IST

PM Narendra Modi lays foundation of projects

PM Narendra Modi lays foundation stone of various development projects in Varanasi

5:04 pm IST

PM Modi inaugurates two highways

PM Narendra Modi inaugurates two highways- Ring Road and Babatpur Airport Road in Varanasi.

The two roads have a combined length of 34 km and have been laid at a cost of Rs 1,571.95 crore. The 16.55-km Varanasi Ring Road Phase-I has been completed at a cost of Rs 759.36 crore, while the four-laning and construction of 17.25-km-long Babatpur-Varanasi Road on NH-56 has cost Rs 812.59 crore, read a statement from the PM’s office.

5:00 pm IST

CM Yogi Adityanath thanks PM Modi for projects

UP CM Yogi Adityanath thanks PM Modi for infrastructure projects.

“On behalf of 23 cr people of UP, I thank PM Modi for launching First mmt of the country,” he says.

4:50 pm IST

Road from Babatpur to Kashi reminds of roads in Japan: UP BJP prez

UP BJP president says travelling on road from Babatpur to Kashi reminds of roads in Japan. “It appears as if we were in Japan and America,” he says.

4:45 pm IST

PM Modi arrives in Wajidpur

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at a gathering in Wajidpur.

“By 2022 we will complete road projects worth Rs 2 lakh crore projects in UP,” says Union minister Nitin Gadkari, who is accompanying PM Modi.

3:55 pm IST

PM Modi with UP CM Yogi Adityanath at the terminal

3:50 pm IST

PM offers prayers to river Ganga standing at the terminal

After inaugurating the multi-modal terminal PM Modi offered prayers to river Ganga.

3:47 pm IST

PM Modi inaugurates first multi modal terminal to the nation

PM Modi inaugurated first multi modal terminal on Ganga river.

3:39 pm IST

PM Narendra Modi arrives in Varanasi

Prime minister Narendra Modi arrived in Varanasi. PM Modi will inaugurate several development projects and will also dedicate newly constructed multi-modal terminal in Varanasi to the nation. UP CM Yogi Adityanath and Union Minister Nitin Gadkari are also present.