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Narendra Modi in Varanasi: PM flags off Mahamana Express train, says development is solution to every problem

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to start his two-day tour in his Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi. During the visit, he will inaugurate several projects covering sectors like infrastructure, railways, financial inclusion and sanitation.


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LIVE | PM Modi inaugurates Deendayal Hastkala Sankul, a trade facilitation centre for handicrafts in Varanasi

LIVE | PM Modi inaugurates Deendayal Hastkala Sankul, a trade facilitation centre for handicrafts in Varanasi

New Delhi :  

In his first visit to Uttar Pradesh after massive assembly election win, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday arrived at his home constituency, Varanasi on a two-day tour.

During the visit, PM Modi will flag off several projects including Mahamana Express train which will connect Varanasi with Surat and Vadodara.

Apart from that Modi will also inaugurate several projects covering sectors like infrastructure, financial inclusion, and sanitation. UP CM Yogi Adityanath will also accompany Prime Minister during the launch event.

Here are the live updates:

PM Modi flags off the Benaras Vadodara Mahamana Express train, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal also joins him via video link.

# We are focusing on the development of poorest of poor, We want to empower them: PM Modi in Varanasi 

# Development is the solution to every problem: PM Modi

Our weavers need a global market and that will enhance their economic prospects significantly: PM

I compliment the UP Government for their focus on the development of the state and the attention to eastern UP: PM

Projects worth over Rs. 1000 crore are either being inaugurated or their foundation stones are being laid: Modi

Bada Lalpur, Varanasi: PM at newly inaugurated Deendayal Hastkala Sankul, trade facilitation centre for handicrafts; Smriti Irani also present.

PM Modi inaugurates Deendayal Hastkala Sankul, a trade facilitation centre for handicrafts, in Bada Lalpur.

# Varanasi: PM Narendra Modi to launch several development projects; UP CM Yogi Adityanath also present.

PM Narendra Modi arrives in his parliamentary constituency Varanasi; will be launching several development projects.

Earlier on Thursday, Prime Minister informed that he will be on a two-day visit to his home constituency and launch various "development works".

“Tomorrow I begin my Varanasi visit, during which various development works will be launched,” Modi tweeted on Thursday.

He said the Deendayal Hastkala Sankul, a trade facilitation centre for handicrafts, will be dedicated to the nation. 

Other projects to be inaugurated include Utkarsh Bank, which specialises in microfinance, ‘Jal Ambulance’ (water ambulance) service and ‘Jal Shav Vahan’ (water-based vehicle for carrying bodies) service, the prime minister said in another tweet.

The prime minister will unveil a plaque to mark the laying of foundation stone of the headquarters building of the Utkarsh Bank, the PMO said.

In the evening, Modi will visit the historic Tulsi Manas Temple in Varanasi. He will also release a postal stamp on Ramayana. He will later visit the Durga Mata Temple in the city.

“I look forward to praying at the historic Tulsi Manas Temple & Durga Mata Temple. A postage stamp on the Ramayana will also be released,” Modi said in another tweet.

Read | PM Modi in Varanasi: Launch of infrastructure, railways, financial inclusion and sanitation projects on agenda

First Published: Friday, September 22, 2017 01:39 PM
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