On Tuesday, The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is going to inaugurate two important National Highways in Varanasi to dedicate to the nation. Both highways have a total length of 34 Km and are constructed at a cost of Rs. 1571.95 crore.
The Ministry statement said, “Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will dedicate to the nation, two important national highways in Varanasi, having a total length of 34 kilometres and constructed at a cost of Rs 1,571.95 crore on Monday, the 12th of November, 2018”.
These two national highways are 16.55 km Varanasi Ring Road Phase-I and 17.25 km Babatput-Varanasi road on NH-56.
The statement said, “The 16.55 km Varanasi Ring Road Phase-I has been completed at a cost of Rs 759.36 crore, while the work of four-laning and construction of 17.25 km Babatput-Varanasi road on NH-56 has cost Rs 812.59 crore”.
Prime Minister @narendramodi to Inaugurate the Ring Road and Babatpur Airport Road in Varanasi on 12th of November, 2018
PM will also Dedicate to the Nation the Inland Waterways Terminal on River Ganga in Varanasi.
— PIB India (@PIB_India) November 6, 2018
It added, “The Ring Road, with two ROBs and a flyover, will provide a way for traffic on NH 56 (Lucknow-Varanasi), NH 233 ( Azamgarh-Varanasi), NH 29 ( Gorakhpur-Varanasi ) and Ayodhya – Varanasi highways to by pass Varanasi city, thereby reducing traffic congestion in the city”.
The statement also mentioned about the other projects that are under construction and that will connect to Varanasi with other parts of Uttar Pradesh and India.
The statement said, “There are currently NH projects of total length 2,833 km, costing Rs 63,885 crore underway to link Varanasi to other places in Eastern Uttar Pradesh. Of these fifteen road projects of 1,143 kilometre length are under various stages of construction. These include Varanasi-Jaunpur, Varanasi – Sultanpur, Sultanpur-Lucknow, Varanasi Ghaghra Bridge, Varanasi-Azamgarh among others”.
It said, “Also, 20 projects are in DPR stage for constructing 1,455 km roads at a cost of Rs 25,323 crore. This way, a total of 2,833 km roads costing Rs 63,885 crore are in the pipeline in the Varanasi area”.