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PM Modi's big development push, flags off world’s first diesel to electric converted rail engine in Varanasi

Diesel Locomotive Works has converted two WDG3A Diesel Locos into a Twin Electric WAGC3 loco of 10,000 HP. A complete ‘Make in India’ initiative, the conversion is an Indian R&D innovation for the entire world.

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New Delhi Updated on: February 19, 2019 12:34 IST
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday visited his Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. He unveiled several development projects. 

PM flagged off the first ever diesel to electric converted locomotive at Diesel Locomotive Works in Varanasi. He also inspected the locomotive and visit the exhibition.

Diesel Locomotive Works has converted two WDG3A Diesel Locos into a Twin Electric WAGC3 loco of 10,000 HP. A complete ‘Make in India’ initiative, the conversion is an Indian R&D innovation for the entire world. The converted locos will result in less Green House Gas emissions and better efficient locomotives for the Indian Railways.

Prime Minister also laid the foundation stone of Guru Ravidas Birth Place Development Project at Shri Guru Ravidas Janmasthan Temple, Seergoverdhanpur.  He paid homage at the statue of Shri Guru Ravidas.

PM inaugurated the newly constructed Madan Mohan Malviya Cancer Centre of Banaras Hindu University. The hospital will bring comprehensive yet affordable cancer care to patients in UP, Jharkhand, Bihar, Uttarakhand and, even, neighbouring countries like Nepal.

Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital Lehartara was also inaugurated by the PM. With the inauguration of both cancer hospitals, Varanasi is set to become an important centre for quality treatment and care in Cancer related ailments.

Prime Minister Modi dedicated first new Bhabhatron with precision technology (Multi Leaf Collimator), to the nation.

He unveiled the statue of Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya and murals of Varanasi Ghats in BHU.  He also interacted with the beneficiaries of PM-JAY Ayushman Bharat at BHU.

Later in the day, at Aaure village in Varanasi, PM will inaugurate a number of development projects, aimed at boosting health and other sectors in Varanasi and nearby areas. He will distribute certificates to beneficiaries of various schemes. He will also distribute aid and assistive devices to Divyangans. The projects worth Rs 2,800 crore.

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Live updates : PM to inaugurate projects at Aaure village

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    PM will distribute certificates to beneficiaries of various schemes. He will also distribute aid and assistive devices to Divyangans. The projects worth Rs 2,800 crore.

  • 12:20 PM (IST)

    Prime Minister laid the foundation stone of Guru Ravidas Birth Place Development Project at Shri Guru Ravidas Janmasthan Temple, Seergoverdhanpur.  

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