The Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in Varanasi on a two-day visit from September 22 to September 23. During his visit, the Prime Minister has dedicated to the nation, the Deendayal Hastkala Sankul – a trade facilitation centre for handicrafts at Varanasi. The Prime Minister had laid the foundation stone of this Centre in November 2014.
Shri Narendra Modi flagged off the Mahamana Express through a video link. This train will connect Varanasi with Surat and Vadodara in Gujarat.
The Prime Minister also unveiled plaques to mark the laying of Foundation Stone and dedication of various development works in the city. He inaugurated banking services of the Utkarsh Bank, and unveiled a plaque to mark the laying of foundation stone of the headquarters building of the Bank. The Prime Minister dedicated a Jal Ambulance service, and a Jal Shav Vahan service to the people of Varanasi, through a video link. He distributed tool-kits and solar lamps to weavers and their children. PM Narendra Modi also launched a postage stamp based on ‘Ramayana’ in Varanasi.