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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.
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)