Modi in Varanasi: A Day of Development and High-Speed Rail

Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh: Prime Minister Narendra Modi embarked on a two-day visit to his parliamentary constituency, Varanasi, and unveiled a plethora of development projects, showcasing his continued focus on the city’s infrastructure and cultural revitalization.

Boosting Connectivity: Topping the agenda was the highly anticipated launch of the second Vande Bharat train between Varanasi and New Delhi. This sleek, high-speed train promises to revolutionize travel between the two cities, offering passengers a swift and comfortable journey. This move caters not only to Varanasi residents but also benefits travelers heading to Prayagraj, Kanpur, and New Delhi, providing them with a much-needed modern travel option. The train’s inaugural run is scheduled for flag-off at 2:15 pm today.

Unveiling Infrastructure Marvels: PM Modi also graced the inauguration of the New Deen Dayal Upadhyay Junction to New Bhaupur Junction segment of the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC). This crucial segment acts as a backbone for the logistics sector, streamlining freight movement and boosting economic activity in the region.

Cultural Splendor Takes Center Stage: Adding a touch of cultural grandeur to the visit, PM Modi unveiled the magnificent Swarveda Mahamandir, a seven-story temple adorned with intricate designs and 125-petal lotus domes. Its awe-inspiring architecture, coupled with a 20,000-seating capacity, promises to become a prominent landmark in Varanasi.

Empowering Communities: Beyond infrastructure, PM Modi demonstrated his commitment to social development by participating in the village edition of the Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra, a nationwide initiative aimed at fostering collective resolve towards a “developed India.” He interacted with beneficiaries of various government schemes, gaining firsthand insights into their aspirations and challenges.

Sunday Highlights:

  • Kanyakumari-Varanasi Tamil Sangamam Train: PM Modi launched this special train, symbolizing the cultural connect between the holy cities of Varanasi and Kanyakumari.
  • Multilingual Translations: He unveiled multi-language and braille translations of renowned Tamil literary works, Thirukkural and Manimekalai, promoting cultural inclusivity and accessibility.
  • Viksit Bharat Yatra: PM Modi addressed the gathering and emphasized the collective responsibility of Indians in achieving national development by 2047.

PM Modi’s visit to Varanasi underscores his unwavering commitment to the city’s progress and paints a vibrant picture of development encompassing infrastructure, cultural heritage, and social empowerment.

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