Prime Minister Narendra reached his parliamentary constituency Varanasi where he laid the foundation stone of India's first and world's third public transport ropeway. Besides this, he launched development projects worth over Rs 1,780 crore and addressed the 'One World TB Summit'. Abhishek Goyal, Vice Chairman, Varanasi Development Authority (VDA) said, "In the first phase, the country's first public transport ropeway will operate from Cantt to Godaulia in Kashi. When the project takes shape, devotees will be able to board it." With this service, people will not have to face traffic on the roads to reach Kashi Vishwanath Temple and Dashashwamedh Ghat."

The list of 20 projects to be inaugurated by the PM include 19 rural drinking water projects under Jal Jeevan Mission, air traffic signal tower and Rs 28.23 crore technical block at LBSI airport, SCADA automation of drinking water supply.

Main point:-

  • The ropeway project will run from Varanasi Cantt station to Godaulia and is being built at a cost of Rs 645 crore.
  • The ropeway system will cover a distance of 3.75 kilometers with five stations, providing ease of movement and travel for tourists, pilgrims and residents of Varanasi.
  • With the construction of the ropeway, the path of the devotees going to the Kashi Vishwanath corridor will be easier.
  • Anurag Tripathi, project director of National Highway Logistics Pvt Ltd, said that India will be the third country in the world to have a ropeway for public transport after Bolivia and Mexico City.
  • During an event at the Sampurnanand Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya ground, PM Modi will inaugurate and lay the foundation stone for projects worth over Rs 1,780 crore.

Namami Gange scheme

PM Modi will also lay the foundation stone of a 55 MLD sewage treatment plant at Bhagwanpur under the Namami Gange scheme, to be built at a cost of over Rs 5.5 crore. He also dedicated 19 drinking water schemes that would benefit over three lakh people in 63 panchayats under the Jal Jeevan Mission. To further strengthen the rural drinking water system, the Prime Minister laid the foundation stone of 59 drinking water schemes under the mission.

World TB Summit

Prime Minister addressed the World TB Summit on the occasion of World Tuberculosis Day. The summit was organized by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) and Stop TB Partnership. Founded in 2001, the Stop TB Partnership is a United Nations-hosted organization that amplifies the voices of people, communities and countries affected by TB. During the event, the Prime Minister launched various initiatives, including the TB-free Panchayat Initiative, the official pan-India rollout of Shorter TB Preventive Treatment (TPT) and the Family Centered Care Model for TB.

  Last update :  24 March 2023
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