Prime Minister laid foundation stone of the Passenger Ropeway from Varanasi Cantt station to Godowlia. The cost of the project is estimated to be around Rs. 645 crores. The ropeway system will be 3.75 km in length with five stations. This will facilitate ease of movement for the tourists, pilgrims and residents of Varanasi.
According to officials, the ropeway will run from Cantonment Railway Station (Varanasi Junction) to Godaulia Square.
Other than the ropeway, PM also laid foundation stones of:
- 55 MLD sewage treatment plant at Bhagwanpur under Namami Ganga Scheme, to be built at cost of more than Rs. 300 crores. Under the Khelo India Scheme, the foundation stone of Phase 2 and 3 of redevelopment work of Sigra Stadium was laid by the PM.
- LPG bottling plant at Isarwar village, Sewapuri to be built by Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd. Other projects include primary health centre in Bharthara village; floating jetty with changing rooms, among others.
- Under the Jal Jeevan Mission, Prime Minister dedicated 19 drinking water schemes, which will benefit more than 3 lakh people of 63 Gram Panchayats. PM also laid the foundation stone of 59 drinking water schemes under the Mission.