Varanasi houses decked up ahead of PM narendra Modi’s visit today


Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Varanasi today, many houses here have been decked up. PM Modi will perform Bhumi Poojan (ground-breaking ceremony) of the international cricket stadium in Ganjari area of Varanasi, during his visit to his parliamentary constituency, proposed for September 23.
He will also distribute certificates to winners of the district-level cultural competitions to be organised from September 17 to September 20 under the Kashi Sansad Sanskritik Mahotsav. The event will provide a platform to thousands of emerging artists to showcase their talent.
Regional sports officer, Varanasi, RP Singh, said that the international cricket stadium will be built on 12.809 hectare in Ganjari area of Varanasi, and the land has been acquired for Rs 121.8 crore. The stadium will have a seating capacity of 30,000 people. It will take over two-and-a-half years to complete.
Singh said that under the supervision of Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association, L&T has already started pre-construction activities like soil testing among others. After the ground-breaking ceremony, the boundary wall of the stadium will be built first, for which the consAccording to a senior official, the stadium project is worth over Rs 450 crore.