Battle for UP 2017: Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit Varanasi on October 24
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting his parliamentary constituency Varanasi on October 24 where is expected to lay a foundation stone for the ‘Urja Ganga’ project, aimed at providing piped natural gas (PNG) to all households in Varanasi.
He will lay a foundation stone for the doubling of Varanasi-Allahabad rail track and electrification of Varanasi-Allahabad rail section. A dual rail engine that runs on both electricity, as well as diesel, will be dedicated to the nation by PM. Diesel Locomotive Works (DLW), Varanasi manufactured the special engine.
BJP workers have launched a cleanliness drive in Varanasi ahead of Modi’s visit. The drive will be overseen by Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha and Union Minister of State for Human Resource and Development Mahendra Nath Pandey. They have been camping in the city for last few days to supervise the preparations.
The PM may even lay a foundation stone for a road project worth Rs. 468 crore for four laning of Phoolawaria road that passes from Cantonment area. Modi may release a special stamp, dedicating to the ancient city of Varanasi.
Tight security has been slapped in the area ahead of PM Modi’s visit.
According to Officials of Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL), Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik and UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav have been invited for the foundation laying ceremony of ‘Urja Ganga’ project.
PM Modi will be leaving the city the same day after spending nearly two hours in the city. He will leave for Delhi from Lal Bahadur Shastri International airport at Babatpur in Varanasi by a special aircraft. BJP workers have made special arrangements for the cleanliness drive in which public will also take part.
Modi’s visit to Varanasi will be keenly watched as polls are nearing in UP where BJP has failed to field a CM candidate.