Banaras remains same; Varanasi gets a facelift
Friday, Dec 11, 2015 10:35 PM
People in the district of Varanasi in eastern UP for the first time in their life are seeing an entirely different ‘Banaras’ in terms of cleanliness. The roads and ghats are being cleaned round-the-clock to present a beautified Varanasi before Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe who will reach Varanasi with Prime Minister and local MP Narendra Modi on Saturday. The stress on cleanliness is due to India and Japan having signed a pact to develop Varanasi as a‘’Smart City’ when Modi had visited Japan last year.