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PM Modi inaugurating major projects in Varanasi

17/02/2020

PM Modi went to visit Varanasi on Sunday and there he inaugurated multiple projects which include the inauguration of one of the biggest mega kitchens in India called Shri Kashi Vishwanath Anna Kshetra. Famous for being one of the major kitchens in India, it has now been included in the list which counts Golden Temple, Shirdi Sai Trust, Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam, Akshay Patra, etc. 

CEO of Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple Trust and Shri Kashi Vishwanath Vishisht Kshetra Vikas Parishad and Secretary of Varanasi Development Authority, Vishal Singh said, “Shri Kashi Vishwanath Anna Kshetra has almost 50,000 square feet area that has been created over five floors. Its construction cost was around Rs 13 crores and it is a state-of-the-art facility which will serve both north Indian and south Indian food every day for all the devotees who are coming to Kashi Vishwanath temple and is inaugurated today by Hon’ble PM Narendra Modi Ji.”

The beginning plan of the trust is to feed 5000 devotees per day but soon they will be adding those modular mechanised kitchens which are required to cook a large amount of food. This Mahashivratri, the team will be scaling up the capacity because the installations in the kitchen are mechanized and they can double the numbers in just few hours. Singh further added that the cooking in this modular kitchen will be steam-based. They will work on the same model as done by other massive kitchens in India. They will be the biggest Annakshetra in Eastern UP and Uttar Pradesh. 

As for the Baba Vishwanath Dham Corridor, the work has already started in three shifts with almost 300 people working hard day and night. The PM will inaugurate the project in mid-2021. 

The unveiling of 63 feet high Ashtadhatu Statue of Deen Dayal Upadhyay developed by the Varanasi Development Authority, Mahakal Express between Kashi and Indore near Ujjain are few other projects inaugurated by PM Modi.

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