PM Modi takes a ride on e-rickshaw in Varanasi

Varanasi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday took a ride in an e-rickshaw at a function in Varanasi’s DLW ground, where he later distributed 1,000 such rickshaws to people in his Lok Sabha constituency.

During a hectic day in his Lok Sabha constituency, the Prime Minister also met prominent citizens of the city at the guest house of Diesel Locomotive Works ( DLW), after he launched the Pradhan Mantri Ujjawala Yojna (PMUY) at Ballia

At the launch of PMUY, the Prime Minister said that he chose Ballia to launch the scheme because the number of LPG’s connections in Uttar Pradesh is lowest in this district.

Prime Minister Modi will now head to Assi ghat on river Ganga, where he will launch environment-friendly solar powered “E-Boats”. E-boats will not only reduce pollution, but will also bring down the operational costs, thereby enabling higher incomes for those who earn their livelihoods through such boats on the River Ganga. (ANI)