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Modi In Varanasi: PM launches development projects worth Rs 557 crore

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 18 September 2018, 12:33 PM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to unveil a number of projects in Varanasi on Tuesday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to unveil a number of projects in Varanasi on Tuesday.

After celebrating his 68th birthday in Varanasi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched several development projects worth Rs. 557 crore at a public rally in Varanasi on Tuesday. PM Modi had come to Varanasi on a two-day trip on Monday.

Modi on Monday offered lotus flowers and 11 litres of milk at the famous Kashi Vishwanath temple on his birthday, a priest said. Modi offered a special prayer at the Shiva temple.

The prime minister also made a surprise visit to the Manduadih Railway Station and spent a few minutes at platform number 1. He then went to the Diesel Locomotive Works guesthouse, where he will spend the night.

Modi, who was on a day-long visit to his parliamentary constituency, reached the temple to worship Lord Shiva after interacting with the students of Kashi Vidyapith and Banaras Hindu University who teach poor children at the DLW.

Here are the highlights:

12.05 pm: 

 Efforts are being made to clean river Ganga from Gangotri to Ganga Sagar. Till now, schemes worth Rs 21,000 crore approximately have been approved towards cleaning of river Ganga: PM Narendra Modi in Varanasi

12.00 pm:  

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched several development projects worth Rs. 557 carore  at a public rally in Varanasi on Tuesday.

11.30 am: 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the launch of several development projects and public rally in Varanasi.

On Monday, Modi also interacted with children at a primary school in Narur village, where he received a greeting card from them.

Varanasi mein 'Paryatan se Parivartan' ka abhiyaan nirantar jaari hai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing a rally in Varanasi
First Published: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 11:45 AM

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