PM Modi’s office was inaugurated in Ram Bhavan in Varanasi’s Ravindrapuri area.
    
The office was decorated with posters and banners with the BJP slogan of "Ek Bharat, Shreshth Bharat" (United India, Great India) and also had pictures of veteran leaders Atal Bihari Vajapayee and Lal Krishna Advani.

According to his itinerary, the BJP president will take a night halt here and offer prayers at Kashi Vishwanath temple tomorrow morning following which he will leave for Hyderabad.

Shah reiterated Modi’s commitment towards the upliftment of the temple town, adding that the PM has already had discussions with the officials over the matter.

An exhaustive makeover blueprint, which aims at developing the spiritual city, has already been finalised by the Modi-led NDA government.

The ancient town of Varanasi has been long blemished due to a polluted Ganga River, crammed traffic, the ubiquitous debris and a collapsing inheritance.

After becoming the Prime Minister of the country, Modi had pledged to help the spiritual city restore its lost grandeur and measures have already been stepped up in this direction.

Neglected by civic and state authorities all these years, both the Union and Uttar Pradesh governments are now competing to clean up and develop Varanasi these days.

A string of development and beautification schemes has been unleashed in Varanasi since Modi won by a thumping victory in May.

Earlier, Union Minister of State for Tourism Sripad Naik had announced in the city that Varanasi was on top of the Modi government's agenda and that result will show up soon.

Six of the ghats have already been handed over to NGO Sulabh International to ensure cleanliness and for maintenance.

Round-the-clock work is on at the Varanasi Cantonment railway station as part of New Delhi's mission to upgrade 24 railway stations across India.

The flooring of the stairs is being changed from concrete to granite, platforms are getting a new face, new eateries are opening and the waiting rooms are being spruced up.

A sum of Rs 12.5 crore was released in July for the initial upgrade.

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