Modi gifts projects worth ₹550 crore to his Varanasi constituency

first_imgPrime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday donned the hat of a parliamentarian as he gave an account of the work done in his Lok Sabha constituency, Varanasi, over the past four years to his “high command”, the people of the temple city.Launching or inaugurating projects worth more than ₹550 crore in Varanasi, Mr. Modi said that though the constituency had given him the post of PM, he was still accountable to the people as their public representative. “As a people’s representative, as your sevak, you are my master, my high command…it is my duty to provide you an account of the money and time spent,” Mr. Modi said.Listing the works done by him since 2014, he said modern facilities would be provided without disturbing the city’s identity, tradition and ancient culture.Addressing a gathering at the BHU amphitheatre, Mr. Modi said that since he came to power the change in the life, infrastructure and beautification of the city was there for all to see.“Four years ago, when the people of Kashi resolved to walk the path of change, the change, then and now, can be clearly seen,” said Mr. Modi, adding that the city earlier was at the mercy of Lord Shiva. It was “entangled in its poor infrastructure, just like the overhead electric cables,” said the PM.With the path of Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas, it is setting its own future, said Mr. Modi, promising the city that many infrastructural projects would be completed in the coming months.Among the projects launched on the day were the Atal Incubation Centre at BHU, the Integrated Power Development Scheme for old Kashi and the Regional Ophthalmology Centre, also at BHU.last_img