Narendra Modi in Varanasi Live Updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit his Lok Sabha constituency today. The prime minister will be in Varanasi on September 22 and 23. During his stay, the Prime Minister will launch a number of projects. These projects include infrastructure, railways, financial inclusion and sanitation. Apart from attending inauguration ceremonies, the Prime Minister will address public meetings and hold an interaction with Muslim women. Today, PM Modi will be flagging off Mahamana Express train .
12:25 PM: PM Narendra Modi will flag off the Mahamana Express through a video link. This train will connect Varanasi with Surat and Vadodara in Gujarat.
12:20 pm: At the same venue, the Prime Minister will also unveil plaques to mark the laying of Foundation Stone or dedication of various development works in the city.
12:10 PM: The Prime Minister will inaugurate banking services of the Utkarsh Bank, and will also unveil a plaque to mark the laying of foundation stone of the headquarters building of the Bank. The Utkarsh Bank specializes in micro-finance.
12:00 pm: The Prime Minister’s engagements in this period will cover aspects as diverse as infrastructure, railways, textiles, financial inclusion, environment and sanitation, animal husbandry, culture and spirituality.
11:55 pm: The Prime Minister will dedicate to the nation, the Deendayal Hastkala Sankul – a trade facilitation centre for handicrafts – at Bada Lalpur. He will briefly visit the facilities at the Sankul.
11:50 PM: The Prime Minister will also dedicate a Jal Ambulance service, and a Jal Shav Vahan service to the people of Varanasi, through a video link.
11:40 PM: On the evening of 22nd September, the Prime Minister will visit the historic Tulsi Manas Temple in Varanasi. He will release a postal stamp on “Ramayana.” He will later visit the Durga Mata Temple in the city.
11:25 AM: Preparations underway in Varanasi ahead of PM Modi’s visit during several development projects will be launched.
10:50 AM: PM Modi is scheduled later offer prayers at the Tulsi Manas Temple and Durga Temple in Durgakund.
10:46 AM: He will also release a commemorative stamp on the Ramayana, the official said.
10:43 AM: On September 23, Modi will inaugurate ‘Pashu Arogya Mela’ in Shahanshahpur on the outskirts of the city.
10:40 AM: The prime minister will dedicate to the nation a community kitchen (‘Annakshetra’) near the famous Kashi Vishwanath temple, Varanasi Divisional Commissioner Nitin Ramesh Gokarn said.
10:35 AM: Loan waiver certificates will be distributed by PM Narendra Modi to some farmers, whose loans have been waived by the BJP-led Uttar Pradesh government. After the address, PM will leave for Delhi.
10:31 AM: On September 23, the PM will address a gathering of farmers in Rohaniya, on the outskirts of Varanasi.
10:28 AM: On the evening of September 22, PM Modi is likely to visit the famous Assi Ghat and participate in a ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ programme.
10:25 AM: Certificates to beneficiaries of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana will be distributed and the foundation stone of nearly seven projects will be laid down.
10:22 am: On the same day itself, PM Modi would open the second phase of a trade facilitation centre for weavers and handicraft workers in Bada-Lalpur in Varanasi.
10:19 AM: After the opening of the trade facilitation centre, Modi will head for the Diesel Locomotive Works (DLW) Ground, where he will inaugurate nearly 17 infrastructure projects, including the Ramnagar-Samne Ghat bridge and the Balua Ghat bridge.
10:14 AM: PM Modi will address a public meeting which will be followed by an interaction with a gathering of nearly 700 Muslim women at the DLW auditorium. Several madrassa students will also be felicitated by the PM.
10:09 am: Senior railway officials while talking about the new train said that the train will run from Vadodara (Gujarat) to Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) after the PM will green flags it using a remote control.
10:06 AM: The new weekly train will run from Varanasi every Friday and from Vadodara every Wednesday. The 1,531-km journey between the two cities will take 27 hours, 30 minutes at an average speed of 55.7 km/hr, ministry officials said.
10:03: PM Narendra Modi will flag off the country’s third Mahamana Express from his Lok Sabha constituency of Varanasi to Vadodara.
10:00 AM: The prime minister will dedicate to the nation a community kitchen (‘Annakshetra’) near the famous Kashi Vishwanath temple, Varanasi Divisional Commissioner Nitin Ramesh Gokarn said.
9:55 AM: On September 23, PM Modi will inaugurate ‘Pashu Arogya Mela’ in Shahanshahpur on the outskirts of the city. He will also address a gathering of farmers there.
9:50 AM: He will also distribute loan waiver certificates to some farmers, whose loans have been waived by the BJP-led Uttar Pradesh government.
9:45 am: According to the Union Water Resources Ministry, the Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) is “a major step forward in realising the dream of Nirmal Ganga under Namami Gange programme.”
9:40 am: In a statement, it said the STP with 50 million litre daily-capacity will be the first plant to be developed under hybrid annuity-public private partnership model.
9:35 AM: Under this STP model, the development, operation and maintenance of the STP will be undertaken by a special purpose vehicle at the local level.
9:30 AM: Forty percent of the capital cost would be paid during construction while the remaining 60 percent of the cost will be paid over the life of the project as annuities along with operation and maintenance cost expenses for the next 15 years, the water resources ministry said.
8:30 AM: PM Modi will inaugurate nearly 17 infrastructure projects, including the Ramnagar-Samne Ghat bridge and the Balua Ghat bridge, and lay the foundation of nearly six projects including Ramna Sewage Treatment Plant (STP), said Sanjay Bhardwaj, the BJP’s eastern Uttar Pradesh media in-charge.
8:20 AM: On Saturday, the prime minister will briefly participate in a sanitation-related activity in a village of Shahanshahpur. He will distribute certificates to beneficiaries of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Rural & Urban) and address a gathering on the occasion.
8:15 AM: On the Friday evening , PM Modi will visit the historic Tulsi Manas Temple in Varanasi. He will also release a postal stamp on Ramayana. He will later visit the Durga Mata Temple in the city. “I look forward to praying at the historic Tulsi Manas Temple and Durga Mata Temple. A postage stamp on the Ramayana will also be released,” Modi said in another tweet.
8:04 AM: Other projects to be inaugurated include Utkarsh Bank, which specialises in micro finance, ‘Jal Ambulance’ (water ambulance) service and ‘Jal Shav Vahan’ (water-based vehicle for carrying bodies) service, the prime minister said in another tweet. Apart from these, the Prime Minister will unveil a plaque to mark the laying of foundation stone of the headquarters building of the Utkarsh Bank, the PMO said.
8:02 AM: PM Narendra Modi will be the flagging off of the Mahamana Express train which will connect Varanasi with Surat and Vadodara in Gujarat.
8:00 AM: PM Modi said the Deendayal Hastkala Sankul, a trade facilitation centre for handicrafts, will be dedicated to the nation on Friday.