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Prime Minister Modi will visit Varanasi today, inaugurate Varanasi-Prayagraj highway project

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh on Monday to launch the Varanasi-Prayagraj highway project and take part in Deepotsav celebrations on the Ganges ghats.

Before the Prime Minister’s visit, security personnel, along with the squad of dogs, were seen checking the boats on the ghat. They were also thoroughly checking other places near Rajghat.

Modi will inaugurate the six-lane widening project of the Handia (Prayagraj) – Rajatalab (Varanasi) section of National Highway 19 during his visit. The 73 km stretch of the newly widened, six-lane NH19, completed at a total outlay of Rs 2,447 million, is expected to cut travel time between Prayagraj and Varanasi by one hour, the prime minister’s office said in a statement. .

Devotees perform 'aarti' at Dashashwamedh Ghat on the banks of the Ganges River, ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Varanasi on Sunday.

Devotees perform ‘aarti’ at Dashashwamedh Ghat on the banks of the Ganges River, ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Varanasi on Sunday. (PTI photo)

The Prime Minister will also attend Dev Deepawali, a festival of light and fervor in Varanasi that is celebrated every Poornima of the month of Kartik, that is, on the full moon of the Hindu calendar month Kartika, 15 days after Diwali. PM Modi will light an earth lamp at the Raj Ghat in Varanasi, followed by the illumination of 11 lakh diyas on both sides of the Ganges River.

An illuminated view of the Ghats of the Ganges River ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Varanasi on Sunday.

An illuminated view of the Ghats of the Ganges River ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Varanasi on Sunday. (ANI photo)

During the tour of his parliamentary constituency, the Prime Minister will also visit the site of the Kashi Vishwanath Temple Corridor Project to review its progress. You will also see the sound and light show at the Sarnath archaeological site, which had opened earlier this month.

(With ANI inputs)

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