On July 15, Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for projects worth Rs 1,500 crore, including the ‘Rudraksh’ Varanasi International Cooperation and Convention Centre, created with Japanese aid. PM Modi’s visit to Varanasi is going to be his first in 2021. It occurs a month before the BJP’s government seeks a second term within the politically critical state.
The projects include a 100-bed model mother and child health (MCH) wing at the Banaras Hindu University’s Institute of Medical Sciences. It will also have multi-level parking facilities, highway development projects, and tourism initiatives.
Prime Minister Modi had tweeted two days ago, announcing his upcoming visit to Varanasi, with well-wishes for people who voted for him during the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. “I shall be in Kashi tomorrow, the 15th of July, to inaugurate a good range of development initiatives totaling over Rs. 1500 crore,” he tweeted. “These projects will contribute to the inhabitants of Kashi and Poorvanchal’s ‘Ease of Living.'”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated multiple public projects and undertakings, including the MCH wing at BHU, a multi-level parking facility in Godauliya, Ro-Ro vessels for Ganga river tourism development, and a three-lane flyover bridge on the Varanasi-Ghazipur highway. The value of the project is estimated to be Rs. 744 crore. The ‘Rudraksha’s Centre would offer visitors a taste of the historic city of Kashi, now called Varanasi. 108 Rudraksha at this convention center, and also the building will glow with LED lights in the dark.
The two-story Convention Centre, which encompasses a capacity of 1200 people, was built on 2.87 hectares of land within the city’s Sigra neighborhood. The project goal is to encourage people to interact socially and culturally while also growing the city’s tourism industry.
During his visit, the PM also inaugurated the Central Institute of Petrochemical Engineering and Technology’s (CIPET) Centre for Skill and Technical Support. CIPET would supply training and technical advisory services within the design, plastic processing, and testing as a part of the Rs 40 crore project. Its goal is to develop a technical workforce for plastics processing and related businesses in and around Uttar Pradesh through various academic programs.
With the assistance of the international organization Development Programme, the country’s first CIPET campus opened in Chennai in 1968. (UNDP). During his visit, the Prime Minister also inaugurated 143 rural projects under the Jal Jeevan Mission.