PM Modi to Lay Foundation Stone for Rs 450 Crore Cricket Stadium in Varanasi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate a modern cricket stadium with 30,000 seats in Varanasi, attracting star cricketers and grand celebrations.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to mark a significant moment by inaugurating a state-of-the-art international cricket stadium in the Ganjari area of Varanasi on September 23. The stadium, with an estimated cost of Rs 450 crore, boasts ultra-modern facilities and can accommodate up to 30,000 enthusiastic spectators.

The foundation stone-laying ceremony promises to be a spectacular event, with the active participation of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association (UPCA). Notably, several renowned cricketers are expected to grace the occasion.

Kaushal Raj Sharma, the Divisional Commissioner, affirmed that preparations are in full swing at Ganjari for the Prime Minister’s visit. In addition to BCCI officials, star cricketers are likely to attend the ceremony. The event will feature performances by the standout talents from the ongoing Kashi Saansad Sanskritik Mahotsav, with prizes awarded to the Mahotsav winners. Local sportsmen from Varanasi and neighboring districts will also be extended invitations.


Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has nearly finalized the stadium’s design and drawings. Further steps include seeking approvals from the Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association (UPCA) and obtaining no-objection certificates from various departments, including forest and groundwater. To accommodate the demands of UPCA, consultants have been arranged to complete the formalities for NOCs from the Varanasi Development Authority (VDA) and the Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (UPPCB).

The project is a combined effort, with the state government investing Rs 120 crore in land acquisition and an additional Rs 330 crore earmarked for stadium construction. Once completed, the international cricket stadium with its 30,000 seating capacity will be fully equipped to host international cricket matches.

Commissioner Sharma also highlighted the development of roads and other facilities in the vicinity of the stadium, set to commence shortly.