Prime Minister laid the foundation stone of International Cricket Stadium in Varanasi

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The foundation stone of the International Cricket Stadium was laid by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 23, 2023 in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.

An Overview of the News

  • The International Cricket Stadium will be developed at Ganjri, Rajatalab in Varanasi at an estimated cost of Rs 450 crore and will cover an area of 30 acres.

  • The location of the stadium is at the intersection of Mata Vindhyavasini's route and is near Motikot village, the birthplace of Raj Narayan ji.

  • The design of the stadium is inspired by Lord Mahadev (Lord Shiva) and features elements such as crescent-shaped roof cover, trident-shaped lights, seating arrangement based on ghat stairs and Bilvipatra-shaped metal sheets on the façade.

  • The stadium has a seating capacity of approximately 30,000 spectators.

About Uttar Pradesh

  • Uttar Pradesh is a state located in the northern part of India.

  • The state was officially established in 1950.

  • Chief Minister - Yogi Adityanath

  • Capital - Lucknow (Executive Branch)

  • Governor - Anandiben Patel

  • Rajya Sabha - 31 seats

  • Lok Sabha - 80 seats

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