President Kovind laid the foundation stone of five projects of National Highways Authority of India and distributes job appointment letters to candidates in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. President Ram Nath Kovind was here on a one-day visit to Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh today.
After becoming President, he was in Benares first time to offer the holy land with several development projects. The President laid the foundation for projects worth Rs. 2600 crores. In addition, under the morning-A-Varanasi, green banner scheme, beautification of city parks projects also given green signal to make the holy city- a smart city.
He also distributed appointment letters to candidates selected during a job fair organised by the Vyavasaik Shiksha Evam Kaushal Vikas Vibhag of the Government of Uttar Pradesh. The President also received the first copy of the Sanskrit translation of the book ‘Charaiveti! Charaiveti!’, written by Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik before returning to Delhi.
Indian National Highway Authority will spend Rs. 2510 crores on this scheme. There will be a widening work from Varanasi to Chunar, Lalganj to the border of Madhya Pradesh. The President has laid the foundation for the first phase of this project. It will be widened from Varanasi to Daggagpur.