New Delhi: On 13th December, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Kashi Vishwanath corridor during his two-day visit to Varanasi. During the Inaugural speech, he stated that a new history is being created with this project.
The PM also urged Indians to make 3 pledges in wake of Pandemic and Nationalism. He asked citizens to pledge for sanitation, innovation, and an Atmanirbhar Bharat (self-reliant India).
Along with the Puja at the new corridor, PM Modi also took a holy dip in the river Ganga and offered prayers. He was received by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and he had a warm and enthusiastic welcome from the citizens of Varanasi.
The PM started his speech with “HAR HAR MAHADEV CHANT”. During his address, PM said, “It was difficult for the elderly and disabled to reach the Kashi Vishwanath temple. But now, with the Kashi Vishwanath Corridor project, even they can visit the temple. They can come to the ghat with a jetty directly. Even the ghat is accessible through an escalator.”
PM Added, “New history being created, we are fortunate to have witnessed it,” this PM also showered flower petals to honor the workers involved in the Kashi Dham Project.
In his speech, PM thanked workers for their continuous efforts to make the Kashi Vishwanath corridor project despite the pandemic. He also thanked UP CM Yogi Adityanath and the BJP-ruled government for making the corridor a reality.
The foundation of the project was laid by Modi on March 8, 2019, has been completed in less than three years as planned, despite the Covid pandemic. The estimated cost of the project is 339 crores.