On June 18th, Air Vistara issued a travel caution to customers exiting Varanasi Airport, warning of potential traffic congestion and slow-moving vehicles near the airport. The caution coincides with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Varanasi, which is expected to attract big crowds and increase traffic volume.

Prime Minister Modi’s Visit to Varanasi Expected to Cause Traffic Disruptions

The press release from the Prime Minister’s Office outlines PM Modi’s itinerary for his visit to Uttar Pradesh and Bihar on June 18th and 19th. Key highlights include:

  • Participation in the PM Kisan Samman Sammelan in Varanasi at 5:00 PM on June 18th.
  • Distribution of certificates to over 30,000 women from self-help groups (SHGs) Krishi Sakhis.
  • Release of the 17th installment of the PM Kisan Nidhi scheme, amounting to over ₹20,000 crore, to nearly 9.26 crore beneficiary farmers.
  • Witnessing the Ganga Aarti at Dashashwamedh Ghat at 7:00 PM.
  • Performing puja and darshan at Kashi Vishwanath temple at 8:00 PM.

Travel Tips for Varanasi Airport Departures on June 18th

In light of the anticipated traffic congestion, Air Vistara advises travelers departing Varanasi Airport on June 18th to:

  • Allow extra time for their journey to the airport.
  • Stay updated on traffic conditions.
  • Consider alternative routes.
  • Plan their travel schedules accordingly to avoid missing flights.

Air Vistara’s tweet reads: “Heavy traffic congestion and slow vehicle movement are expected en route to Varanasi Airport on June 18th. Customers are advised to allow more time for their journey to the airport. Thank you.”

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