Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Varanasi visit scheduled for tommorow

Preparations in Varanasi are in full swing as PM Narendra Modi will visit his Lok Sabha constituency for the first time after assuming charge.

Modi's visit to Varanasi is to steady the plans for the development of the city.

Tight security is in place in the ancient temple town where Modi is expected to lay the foundation stone of a trade facilitation centre for weavers and also adopt a village under his "Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana" (MPs' model village scheme).

UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav will be here to welcome the Prime Minister. Union Textiles Minister Santosh Gangwar will also be present, Additional District Magistrate (protocol) OP Chaubey said.

The Prime Minister's visit, which is likely to last a little over 24 hours, has sent soaring the hope of a better future among residents of the holy town, which has been facing crumbling infrastructure and lack of basic amenities.

Earlier, the Prime Minister was expected to visit Varanasi on October 14 and 15 but it was postponed due to cyclone Hudhud.

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