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Modi to open Babatpur-Varanasi Ring Road on Sunday

IANS  |  New Delhi 

will inaugurate two national highways in on November 11. The highways have been built at a cost of Rs 1,571.95 crore and have a combined length of 34 km, the government said on Tuesday.

"The 16.55-km Ring Road Phase-I has been completed at a cost of Rs 759.36 crore, while the work of four-laning and construction of 17.25-km Babatput-road on NH-56 cost Rs 812.59 crore," the said in a statement.

"This will reduce travel time, fuel usage and pollution in the area. The Ring Road will provide easier and more convenient access to Sarnath, an for Buddhist pilgrimage," it said.

The will link Varanasi to the airport and go on to Jaunpur, and

In a separate event, Modi will also dedicate to the nation an inland waterways terminal on the in Varanasi.

Currently, there are National Highway projects with a combined length of 2,833 km under or awaiting execution at an estimated cost of Rs 63,885 crore to link Varanasi to other places in eastern Of these 15 road projects of 1,143 kilometre length are under various stages of construction.

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First Published: Tue, November 06 2018. 21:50 IST
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