Hon’ble PM Shri Narendra Modi inaugurates various railway projects and also flags off Vande Bharat Express from Varanasi

In a monumental move towards advancing infrastructure,Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated and laid the foundation stone for a series of development projects totaling over Rs 19,150 crores in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. The momentous occasion also witnessed the inauguration of significant railway projects and the ceremonial flagging off of the Varanasi-New Delhi Vande Bharat Express.

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  • The projects include the inauguration of New Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Nagar-New Bhaupur Dedicated Freight Corridor Project built at a cost of around Rs 10,900 crore among other railway projects.
  • He flagged off Varanasi-New Delhi Vande Bharat Express train, Dohrighat-Mau MEMU train and a pair of Long Haul goods trains at the newly inaugurated Dedicated Freight Corridor.

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  • He also flagged off the 10,000th locomotive made by Banaras Locomotive Works. He inaugurated green-field Shivpur-Phulwaria-Lahartara road along with two ROBs at a cost of more than Rs 370 crores.
  • Elaborating on railways-related projects, PM Modi talked about dedicated eastern and western freight corridors, inauguration of New Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Nagar-New Bhaupur.

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  • He also expressed happiness on the commissioning of the 10,000th railway engine manufactured in the local factory. He also noted the efforts of the double-engine government in the field of solar power.

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  • The 800 MW solar power park in Chitrakoot is an example of our commitment to reliable power supply in UP. Facilities in Deorai and Mirzapur will address the need for petroleum products in the state with regard to petrol diesel, bio-CNG and ethanol processing.

This multifaceted development initiative underscores the government’s vision for comprehensive growth, economic advancement, and enhanced connectivity in Varanasi.

Source: PIB- Press Release | Featured Image Credit (representational): Southern Railway