Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has visited his parliamentary constituency, Varanasi, to lay the foundation stone of India’s first public transport ropeway. The ropeway will run from Varanasi Cantt station to Godowlia, covering a distance of 3.75 km with five stations, at a cost of Rs 645 crore. The project is expected to ease traffic congestion for pilgrims visiting Kashi Vishwanath Temple and Dashashwamedh Ghat. India will be the third country, after Bolivia and Mexico City, to have a ropeway for public transport. Besides launching the ropeway project, the Prime Minister also inaugurated development projects worth over Rs 1,780 crore and addressed the ‘One World TB Summit’ on World Tuberculosis Day. During the programme at the Sampurnanand Sanskrit University ground, he also laid the foundation stones of several projects, including a 55 MLD sewage treatment plant at Bhagwanpur, the redevelopment work of the Sigra Stadium under the Khelo India Scheme, and 59 drinking water schemes under the Jal Jeevan Mission.
PM Modi visited Varanasi on March 24, 2023, to lay the foundation stone of India’s first public transport ropeway, which will operate from Cantt to Godaulia in Kashi. The ropeway system will cover a distance of 3.75 km with five stations, facilitating ease of movement and travel for tourists, pilgrims and residents of Varanasi. The construction of the ropeway will ease the path of devotees going to the Kashi Vishwanath Corridor. The Prime Minister also inaugurated development projects worth over Rs 1,780 crore and addressed the ‘One World TB Summit’ on World Tuberculosis Day.
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