Varanasi to get a national highway boost! On November 12, two national highways at a total length of 34 kilometres and constructed at a cost of Rs 1,571.95 crore will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi .
The Varanasi Ring Road Phase-I, covering a distance of 16.55 km has been completed at a cost of Rs 759.36 crore, while the work of four-laning as well as the construction of Babatput-Varanasi road, covering a distance of 17.25 km on NH-56 has cost Rs 812.59 crore.
According to PTI, the Babatpur Airport highway will connect Varanasi to the airport and will further go on to Jaunpur, Sultanpur and Lucknow. Also, the road will reduce the travel time from Varanasi to the airport, with a flyover at Harhua and a railway overbridge (ROB) at Tarna.
A statement released by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways said that the Ring Road along with two ROBs and a flyover will provide a way for traffic on NH 56 connecting Lucknow-Varanasi, NH 233 connecting Azamgarh-Varanasi, NH 29 connecting Gorakhpur-Varanasi and Ayodhya-Varanasi highways to bypass Varanasi city. Read More