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PM leaves for Varanasi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday embarked on a trip to Varanasi to inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of several development projects worth Rs 1,800 crore aimed at boosting ‘Ease of Living’.

Detailing the agenda of his trip, the Prime Minister said in a series of tweets: “Leaving for Varanasi to attend various programs. Always a delight to be among the people of Kashi. At around 2 p.m., will inaugurate the Akshaya Patra Mid-Day Meal Kitchen which will have a cooking capacity of 1 lakh. Many students will benefit from this.”

At about 2.45 p.m., the Prime Minister will visit the International Cooperation and Convention Centre-Rudraksha, where he will inaugurate Akhil Bhartiya Shiksha Samagam on the implementation of the National Education Policy.

“At 4 p.m., I will attend a program in which development works worth Rs 1,800 crore will either be inaugurated or their foundation stones would be laid. These projects include those relating to urban development, re-development of Namo Ghat, the heritage of Kashi, and more.

“The projects whose foundation stone would be laid include road infra works to ease traffic congestion, development work under the Sarnath Buddhist Circuit, tourism development works in old Kashi, and other such projects aimed at boosting ‘Ease of Living’,” Modi added.

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