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PM to inaugurate Varanasi-Prayagraj Highway

29 Nov 2020, 03:55 GMT+10

New Delhi [India], November 28 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the six-lane Varanasi-Prayagraj Highway during his visit to Varanasi on November 30 on the occasion of Dev Deepawali, said sources.

The 73-kilometre stretch of the newly widened National Highway-19, which cost a total of Rs 2,447 crore, is expected to reduce the travel time between the pilgrimage cities on the banks of river Ganga, Prayagraj and Varanasi, by one hour.

PM Modi will light a diya to start the celebrations of Dev Deepawali, a festival of light celebrated on Kartik (November-December)During the visit, the Prime Minister will undertake a site visit of the under-construction Kashi Vishwanath Temple Corridor Project to review its progress. He will also see the Light and Sound Show at the Sarnath archaeological site, which had been inaugurated by him earlier this month. (ANI)

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