Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee Research Foundation

PM’s address at the inauguration of six-lane widening project of the Varanasi-Prayagraj section of NH-19

  • I remember my first public meeting took place in this ground in 2013 and the highway passing through used to be four-lane.
  • Today with the blessings of Baba Vishwanath, this highway has become six-lane. The people who used to commute from Handia to Rajatalab are aware of problems on this highway.
  • There used to be frequent jams and very slow traffic. People coming from Delhi and other cities also used to be hassled on this route.
  • The 70-kilometre journey will now be comfortable and at a fast pace. With the widening of this highway, the travel between Kashi and Prayag has become easier now.
  • The problems faced by Kanvadias during the Kavad Yatra and others will end now. Not only that, its gains will be visible even during Kumbh.
  • Brothers and sisters, Whether it is a place of faith or a particular place, people always try to find out how convenient it is to visit there.
  • Such facilities also encourage domestic and foreign tourists and devotees also. One can see the benefits due to the connectivity and beautification work of Kashi in the last few years.
  • The amount of work that is happening in Banaras and adjoining areas has never happened after independence whether it is building new highways, flyovers or widening of roads to avoid traffic jams.
  • Being a sevak of Banaras, my endeavour is to reduce the problems of the people of Banaras and to make their life easier.
  • In the last six years, projects worth several thousand crore rupees have been completed fast and several projects are underway.
  • The road connecting the town with the airport has become an identity of the development works in Banaras. The connectivity of railway station has also improved.
  • The work of Ring Road phase-II is also progressing at a fast pace at some distance from here. Once completed, heavy vehicles passing through Sultanpur, Azamgarh and Ghazipur will be able to take this new six-lane highway directly without entering the city.
  • Efforts are on to complete work on other highways as early as possible. The journey to Varanasi, Lucknow, Azamgarh and Gorakhpur will become very convenient once all these highways are completed.
  • Brothers and sisters, Better roads, better railways, better and affordable air facilities, facilitate every section of the society.
  • Especially the poor, the small entrepreneurs, the middle class get the most of the benefits. When construction work is underway, many people get employment.
  • When these projects are ready, it cuts down time, money and reduces problems.
  • Even during Corona, these infrastructure projects have become a huge medium of employment for worker friends.