Varanasi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in Varanasi, his Lok Sabha constituency, where he is set to launch a number of ambitious projects including a 1,500-km-long gas pipeline costing Rs 51,000 crore and doubling of railway tracks on a busy route.
Prime Minister Modi will launch "Urja Ganga", the gas pipeline project which promises to provide piped cooking gas to residents of Varanasi within two years and, in another year thereafter, cater to millions of people in states like Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal and Odisha.
PM Modi will also scheduled to flag off projects like doubling of railway tracks on the busy Allahabad-Varanasi section and expansion of the Diesel Locomotive Works (DLW) besides laying foundation stone for a fully air-conditioned perishable cargo centre.
He will also release a stamp dedicated to the ancient temple town, which is believed to be among the oldest surviving ones in the world.
Besides, he will lay the foundation stone for widening of a road passing through the city's crowded Cantonment area.
This is his eight visit to the temple town after he became Member of Parliament from Varanasi.
With PTI inpuits