Narendra Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Varanasi, Azamgarh and Mirzapur districts of Uttar Pradesh on 14-15 July.

In Azamgarh, on 14 July, the prime minister will lay the foundation stone of the 340-km long Purvanchal Expressway. This road will connect several important and historical towns of eastern Uttar Pradesh, including Barabanki, Amethi, Sultanpur, Faizabad, Ambedkar Nagar, Azamgarh, Mau and Ghazipur with State capital Lucknow. Once this expressway is complete, Delhi will be connected via Purvanchal Expressway, to several major towns and cities of the State of Uttar Pradesh, from Noida in the west to Ghazipur in the east.

In Varanasi, the prime minister will dedicate, or lay the foundation stone of, important projects, cumulatively worth over Rs 900 crore. Among the projects to be dedicated are the Varanasi gas distribution project and the Varanasi-Ballia EMU train.

The foundation stone for the Panchkoshi Parikrama Marg and several projects under the Smart City Mission and Namami Gange will be laid. The prime minister will also lay the foundation stone for an international convention centre in Varanasi.

At a separate event, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath will release a book titled Meri Kashi in the presence of the prime minister. On 15 July, the Prime Minister will visit Mirzapur, where he will dedicate the Bansagar Canal Project to the nation. This project will provide a big boost to irrigation in the region and will be greatly beneficial for the farmers of Mirzapur and Allahabad districts of Uttar Pradesh.

At the same event, Modi will lay the foundation stone of the Mirzapur Medical College. He will inaugurate 108 Jan Aushadhi Kendras in the State. He will also dedicate a bridge over the Ganga at Balughat, Chunar, which will facilitate connectivity between Mirzapur and Varanasi.