PM Modi to visit Varanasi to inaugurate six-lane NH-19 widening project

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to arrive in his Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi on Monday (November 30, 2020) and dedicate to the state the six-lane widening project of the Handia (Prayagraj) – Rajatalab (Varanasi) section of National Highway 19.

The 73 km stretch of the newly widened and 6 laned NH19, made with a complete outlay of Rs 2,447 crore, is predicted to scale back the time period between Prayagraj and Varanasi by one hour.

During the tour, the Prime Minister will attend Dev Deepawali, undertake a visit of Kashi Vishwanath Temple Corridor Project and can also visit the Sarnath Archaeological Site.

Dev Deepawali, which has become a world-famous festival of sunshine and fervour in Varanasi, is widely known on every Poornima of the Kartik month. The festival are going to be started by the Prime Minister by lighting a diya on the Raj Ghat of Varanasi, which can be followed by lighting of 11 lakh diyas on each side of River Ganges.

During the visit, the Prime Minister also will undertake a visit of the under-construction Kashi Vishwanath Temple Corridor Project to review its progress. He also will see the sunshine and Sound show at the archaeological site of Sarnath, which had been inaugurated by him earlier this month.