Modi to inaugurate infrastructure projects in Varanasi

Various infrastructure projects in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, will be dedicated to the nation by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 12 November. The event will be held at Ring Road Tiraha, Hardua in Varanasi.

The PM will inaugurate two national highways (NH) having a total length of 34 km and constructed at an aggregate cost of Rs 1,571.95 crore.

The 16.55 km Varanasi Ring Road Phase-I has been constructed at a cost of Rs 759.36 crore. The work of four-laning and construction of 17.25 km Babatput-Varanasi road on NH-56 has been completed at the cost of Rs 812.59 crore. Both the projects have been constructed under Bharatmala programme by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI).

The Babatpur Airport highway will link Varanasi to the airport and go on to Jaunpur, Sultanpur and Lucknow. With a flyover at Harhua and an ROB at Tarna, the road will ease travel time from Varanasi to the airport.

The Ring Road, with two ROBs and a flyover, will provide a route for traffic on NH-56 (Lucknow-Varanasi), NH-233 (Azamgarh-Varanasi), NH-29 (Gorakhpur-Varanasi) and Ayodhya-Varanasi highways to by pass Varanasi city.

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