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PM Modi to Unveil NH Expanded Segment, Assist Dev Deepawali in Varanasi on Monday | India News


NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit his Varanasi parliamentary constituency on Monday to inaugurate a six-lane stretch of the national highway between the city and Prayagraj, and will also assist Dev Deepawali there.
A statement from the PMO said on Saturday that PM Modi will also pay a visit to the Kashi Vishwanath temple corridor project site and also go to the archaeological site of Sarnath.
The recently expanded 73 km stretch of the six-lane NH19, which has been completed at a cost of Rs 2,447 million, is expected to reduce travel time between Prayagraj and Varanasi by one hour, he added.
The statement noted that Dev Deepawali has become a world-famous festival of light and fervor and is celebrated on every ‘poornima’ of the Hindu month of ‘Kartik’.
The prime minister will start the festivities by lighting an earthen lamp at Varanasi’s Raj Ghat, which will be followed by the lighting of 11 lakh diyas on both sides of the holy Ganges river, he said.
You will also see the sound and light show at the Sarnath archaeological site, which had been inaugurated by him earlier this month.

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