worth nearly Rs Eleven thousand crores are being undertaken at the prestigious
Prime Minister Narendra Modiís Lok Sabha constituency of Varanasi according to
an official release.
The Minister of
State for Road Transport Mansukh L Mandaviya was on a one day visit to Varanasi
reviewed the progress of national highways works in and around the city on
January 23. He also visited the Multi-Modal Terminal Hub being constructed
under the World Bank aided Jal Marg Vikas project on river Ganga
and inaugurated a Pradhan Mantri Jan Aushadhi Kendra.
The Union minister
held a meeting with the officers of Project Implementation Unit (PIU) of
Ministry of Road Transport & Highways and Regional Officers of NHAI. At
present there are seven ongoing National Highways works worth Rs. 5260 crores
in the Varanasi city. In addition to this, two road projects with the
estimated cost of Rs. 5,764 crores are in the pipeline.
The Minister also
visited the Multi-Modal Terminal hub at Varanasi, being constructed at a cost
of Rs169.70 crore under Jal Marg Vikas project. The terminal will have a
capacity of 0.54 Million Tonnes Per Annum. The construction work of the
terminal is expected to be completed by November, 2018. A proposal to establish
a Freight Village and Logistic Hub in Varanasi is also under consideration of
the Government, to provide required infrastructure with state of the art
equipment and all modes of transport vis-ŗ-vis rail, road and waterways to
reduce logistics cost and transportation time of goods and to facilitate ease
of doing business.
In order to make available quality generic
medicines at affordable prices, Shri Mandaviya also inaugurated a Pradhan
Mantri Jan Aushadhi Kendra at Ramarepur Pahariya in Varanasi.