PM Modi to inaugurate Tent City in Varanasi on Friday
PM Modi to inaugurate Tent City in Varanasi on Friday

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Friday is all set to inaugurate the Tent City in Varanasi, which has been conceptualised on the banks of the Ganga to tap the potential of tourism in the region, officials said.

The project has been developed opposite the city ghats which will provide accommodation facilities and cater to the increased tourist influx in Varanasi, particularly since the inauguration of Kashi Vishwanath Dham. It has been developed by Varanasi Development Authority in PPP mode. It will be functional from October to June every year and will be dismantled for e months due to rise in river water level in the rainy season. The tourists will arrive the Tent City by boats from different ghats situated in the vicinity.

The Prime Minister will also inaugurate the Haldia Multi-Modal Terminal in West Bengal on the same day. Apart from this, the Prime Minister will also unveil four floating community jetties at Saidpur, Chochakpur, Zamania in Ghazipur district and at Kanspur in Ballia district in UP.

Developed under Jal Marg Vikas Project, the terminal has a cargo handling capacity of more than 3 MMT per year and the berths are designed to handle vessels up to around 3000 Deadweight tonnage. 

In addition, foundation stone will also be laid for the five Community Jetties at Digha, Nakta Diyara, Barh, Panapur in Patna district and Hasanpur in Samastipur district in Bihar.

Over 60 community jetties are being built along river Ganga across the states of UP, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal to strengthen the economic activities and improve the livelihoods of local communities in the region.

The PM will also unveil Maritime Skill Development Centre for North East in Guwahati, which will help in providing better employment opportunities in the burgeoning logistics industry. the PM will will also lay the foundation stone for a ship repair facility and an elevated road at the Pandu Terminal in Guwahati.

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