Varanasi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday (November 30) afternoon arrived in his parliamentary constituency Varanasi and dedicated to the nation the widened Handia-Rajatalab section of National Highway 19.
During his visit, Prime Minister Modi will also undertake a site visit of Kashi Vishwanath Temple Corridor Project, the Sarnath Archaeological Site and later attend Dev Deepawali in Varanasi.
The 73-kilometre stretch of the newly-widened and six-lane NH-19, build with a total outlay of Rs 2,447 crore, is expected to reduce the travel time between Prayagraj and Varanasi by an hour.
Varanasi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates six-lane widening project of Handia (Prayagraj)-Rajatalab (Varanasi) section of National Highway 19 pic.twitter.com/vrmW0IYvGp
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PM Modi will light an earthen lamp at Raj Ghat in Varanasi to mark the beginning of the celebrations that are held on every 'poornima' of the hindu month of Kartik. Eleven lakh earthen lamps with be lighted on both the banks of the Ganga.
He will also undertake a site visit of the under-construction Kashi Vishwanath Temple Corridor Project to review its progress. He will also watch a light and sound show at the archaeological site of Sarnath, which was inaugurated by him earlier this month.