Prime Minister Narendra Modi´s recent visit to Japan resulted in both the countries signing a pact under which his constituency Varanasi will be developed as a ´smart city´. The project will be developed with the assistance, co-operation and experience of Kyoto, the Japanese ´smart city´, which is a confluence of heritage and modernity.
With an aim to enhance the connectivity in various parts across the country, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) is displaying 29 non-metro and metro airports at a global event in USA. These airports are at Amritsar, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Lucknow, Leh, Srinagar, Varanasi, Bhubaneswar, Gaya, Kolkata, Port Blair, Ranchi, Raipur, Guwahati, Ahmedabad, Aurangabad, Bhopal, Indore, Goa, Pune, Surat.
The Rs 191.62 crore storm water drainage project at Varanasi is expected to be completed by April next, the latest status report on the project shows. The Central Public Health and Environmental Engineering Organisation (CPHEEO) recommended Rs 191.62 crore as the cost of the project for implementation in 28 months (December 2008-March 2011
The board of Varanasi Development Authority cleared the proposals made under comprehensive mobility plan of Varanasi Masterplan-2031. The proposals have also been approved by a state-level committee. These proposals would be made public to seek suggestions and objections from citizens between April 25 and May
A private operator SkyFisher Airways, for the fist time, will soon operate small flights from Varanasi to three cities in Bihar. The service will start either by the end of this month or the first week of June. The 12-seater aircraft would make to and fro flights connecting Patna, Gaya, Bhagalpur and Varanasi in its first phase, officials concerned said.
Varanasi Municipal Corporation (VMC) would send a new proposal to the ministry of urban development to give the contract for completing remaining work on the Karsada solid waste plant project to Gurgaon-based private group A2Z. It may be recalled that the group was awarded the project some years ago and in August 2012 it withdrew from the project after completing 75 percent of the work owing to some dispute
The Uttar Pradesh government's allotment of funds in its budget for road repair and construction work in Varanasi was welcomed by all. Due to digging of roads for laying pipelines under the projects of sewage, drainage and water supply line over the past five years there is hardly any road fit for smooth vehicular movement.
According to some reports, Varanasi Municipal Corporation (VMC) is implementing several projects like sewerage, water supply, storm water drainage under the central government's JNNURM programme. The central government assured the civic body that it would give adequate fund for the development and transport management in the