Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday dedicated the six-lane widening project of the Handia (Prayagraj)-Rajatalab (Varanasi) section of National Highway 19 to the nation.
While inaugurating the project, Prime Minister Modi said Varanasi is getting better infrastructure on the occasion of Guru Nanak Jayanti and Dev Deepawali and this will benefit both Varanasi and Prayagraj.
“The widening of this highway has made it easier to travel between Kashi and Prayagraj. The problems faced by Kanwariyas during the Kanwar Yatra will be over with this project. Its benefits will also be available during Kumbh,” he said.
“Along with beautification of Kashi in past years, we can now witness the benefit of work done on connectivity here. New highways, flyovers, widening of roads to reduce traffic jams, several such works are now underway in and around Varanasi, which has never happened since independence. Infrastructure development in Uttar Pradesh has improved since Yogi Adityanath has become the Chief Minister. Today, work is underway on the development of 12 airports in the state,” PM Modi added.
“Uttar Pradesh is now Express Pradesh and five new expressways being constructed will give a new identity to the state. I congratulate chief minister Yogi Adityanath and his team for focusing on development of infrastructure which has not only acted as a catalyst for development but has also generated employment,” he said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the new farm laws have brought new options and opportunities for farmers and also provides legal protection against them.
DNA reports that speaking at a function in Varanasi, the Prime Minister began his speech with ‘Har Har Mahadev’ and said that while everyone can raise questions in a democracy but there is a new trend in which some people are spreading misinformation and canards against the decisions taken by the government.
“These forces have spread misinformation to such an extent that it is unbelievable. They did not even allow welfare schemes to be implemented in states where they are in power,” he said
He said that the old system option was still open for farmers. “These are the same people who have been duping farmers for decades. The MSP was always announced but never implemented. Their mega schemes never reached the beneficiaries,” he said.