Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday gifted his Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi with various development projects worth Rs 550 crore.
PM Modi launched the projects that included the Integrated Power Development Scheme (IPDS) for Puraani Kashi and Atal Incubation Centre at Banaras Hindu University (BHU).
The PM also laid the foundation stone for the Regional Ophthalmology Centre at BHU.
PM Modi, who was on a two-day visit to the city, said following the launch “Our endeavor is to bring a transformation in Kashi, while keeping intact its traditions and preserving its age-old her ritage. Otherwise you have been witness to the system, when our Kashi was at the mercy of Bholey, and it was left to its fate”.
He said projects worth Rs 550 crore have either been dedicated to the public or foundation stones laid today.