PM kicks starts ₹3,350-cr infra projects in Varanasi

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The Prime Minister unveiled various infrastructure projects worth ₹3350 crore in Varanasi covering transport and connectivity, power generation, housing, Smart City and health and sanitation. The sources said that the government is working on two fronts to give a boost to development. The first one relates to building infrastructure like Highways, Railways etc. while the other is to ensure that the benefits of development reach out to the people.

Speaking about the projects unveiled, PM said this is an effort towards making Varanasi an important centre of New India. In this context, he mentioned Locomotive Train flagged off at DLW, Varanasi and said that this is an initiative under Make in India and it will help in strengthening the capacity and speed of Indian Railways. Over the last 4 and half years, various steps were taken to transform Railways, and India's first Semi High-Speed Train, Vande Bharat Express en route Delhi-Varanasi, is one such step and the projects will not only ease transportation but also lead to setting up of new enterprises in Varanasi, Purvanchal and nearby areas.

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