Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday flagged off e-rickshaw rides in Varanasi as a part of his tour to his Lok Sabha constituency.
Modi took a ride of the e-rickshaws and distributed vehicles to hundreds of beneficiaries at Varanasi’s Diesel Locomotive Works ground, where elaborate security arrangements had been made ahead of his visit.
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After presiding over the function at the DLW ground, the Prime Minister will pay a visit to ‘Jnana Pravah’, where he will meet city-girl Soni Chaurasia, who recently set a world record by giving a non-stop 126-hour Kathak dance performance.
Thereafter, he will leave for the Assi Ghat, where he will launch 11 solar-powered boats.
The solar-powered boats, which are also referred to as e-boats, are aimed at reducing the alarming pollution levels in Ganga.
(With PTI Inputs)