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“We want to take development to new heights. In the coming days, be it Rail, Road or Electricity - we’re working on to make these available for the people in a modern way. If these services are developed, then society, with its own strength can touch skies of development.” - Narendra Modi 

It is the result of this thinking of PM Narendra Modi that the emphasis is on infrastructure in his constituency of Varanasi. Everything from roads to railway stations, water-ways and airways is getting equal attention. A network of roads is being laid up here for the past two and a half years. Construction and widening of the main roads connecting Varanasi is being carried with an expense of Rs. 8014.57 Crores. Out of this amount, Rs. 7000 Crores is being spent on the widening of national highways connecting Varanasi to Sultanpur, Azamgarh, Gorakhpur, Aurangabad and other nearby cities which includes many new flyovers, bridges and bypasses to be constructed.

Widening and beautification of the road from Babatpur airport to Kachehri is being done with an expense of Rs. 753.57 Crores. Varanasi ring road is also being constructed. Along with this, widening of 125 KM stretch of Varanasi-Hanumanaha road is also being carried out.

Development of waterway is also being done alongside the roadways in Varanasi, which is planned with an expenditure of Rs. 381 crores. In phase-1, 1380 Km long waterway is being developed from Haldia to Varanasi, which is planned to accommodate a multi-model terminal worth Rs. 211 crore, a river information system worth Rs. 100 crore, a night navigation system with a corpus of Rs. 50 crore and Ro-Ro Crossing worth Rs. 20 crore.

Railway is working here on large scale. With a cost of Rs. 1105.25 crores, railways are carrying out the work to improve all stations and provide civil facilities. Moreover, 17 pair of trains has started operating from here.

The air services and facilities for travellers have been improved at the Babatpur airport. Additional check-in counters have been set-up and additional boarding gates have been created here. Direct flights from Varanasi to Hyderabad, Bhubaneshwar and Bengaluru have started operating. The Airport is being expanded to facilitate take-off of bigger aircrafts from here.

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PM interacts with school children, evaluates development works in Varanasi
September 18, 2018
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The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today spent nearly ninety minutes in close interaction with young school children in his constituency, Varanasi. 

At a primary school in Narur village, he was greeted enthusiastically by school children on arrival. He too, greeted the children on Vishwakarma Jayanti, and said it is important to learn various skills. 
As students, it is vital to ask questions, the Prime Minister said. He exhorted the young students to never feel afraid to ask questions. It is a key aspect of learning, he emphasized. 
 
The Prime Minister spent time with young children who are being aided by the non-profit organisation "Room to Read."
Later, at DLW Varanasi, the Prime Minister interacted with children from poor and underprivileged sections, who are being assisted by students of Kashi Vidyapeeth. He exhorted them to study hard and develop a keen interest in sports as well. 

 

Late in the evening, the Prime Minister drove through the streets of Varanasi, evaluating the development of the city. He stopped at Kashi Vishwanath Temple for a few minutes to offer prayers. He also made a surprise visit to the Manduadih Railway Station.