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Infrastructure of Varanasi

Varanasi is one of the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world with a rich history dating back to 3,000 years. Much of the city’s infrastructure, even today, echoes the basic civilization infrastructures that were prevalent centuries ago. Palatial buildings, narrow alleys, high stairway cases and the typical dome-shaped houses that were so common in our past centuries still occupies a large part of present day Varanasi.


The very popular ghats of Varanasi, however, have acquired a new face mostly owing to the huge number of unceasing pilgrims visiting the ghats daily. The staircases of these ghats or banks have been constructed in a more people-friendly manner and required provisions have be built to make bathing in River Ganga easier and safer.

Even though the city lacks organized infrastructure, Varanasi being a tourist city, is well-connected with other cities and states and boasts good air, rail and road transportation system. Four State Highways and three National Highways cross the city that connects Varanasi to north, east and north eastern states of India.

The 112.26sq km urban Varanasi comprises 7 urban sub-units:
  • Varanasi Municipal Corporation
  • Maruadih Railway Station
  • Varanasi Cantonment Board
  • Census Town of Sheodaspur
  • Notified Town of Benaras Hindu University
  • Ramnagar Municipal Board
Census Town of Phulwaria

The entire management of the infrastructure of Varanasi is on the hands of two government bodies – Varanasi Development Authority and Varanasi Municipal Corporation. Proper maintenance of water and sewage is controlled by Varanasi Jal Sansthan, electricy by Uttar Pradesh Electricity Board and road networks by Public Works Department.

Varanasi can be segregated in three sections:
  • Old City that includes the ghats, Chowk, Adampur, Kotwali area
  • Central city or the new Varanasi bound by National Highway 2 on the western and northern side
  • Peripheral Area that includes trans Varuna section of the city

The old city has a chaotic infrastructure of winding roads, narrow lanes and century’s old buildings. The central and peripheral regions are new, modern developed areas representing modern infrastructure of India.

Apart from government bodied there are many private organisations related to infrastructural development of Varanasi. Here’s a look at the construction companies:

Jagdamba Infrastructure
D-59/59d-3, Opposite Padmini Hotel
Mahmoorganj Road, Sigra Road
Varanasi - 221010
Phone no.: 9839554008

Maurya Builders & Developers Pvt Ltd
Sa 6/171 B-1, Aktha, Near Jeevan Jyoti
Sarnath, Varanasi - 221007
Phone no.: 7309604040

Guru Kripa Developers
Sarin Inn Hotel, Mahmoorganj Road
Sigra, Varanasi - 221010
Phone no.: 9336929765

Vikesh Infratech Pvt Ltd
Omalaya plot no -35
Near jp mehta college,opp distt judge house
Varuna vihar colony, Varuna Bridge
Varanasi - 221002
Phone no.: 9453333055

Arc Constructions
D 64-132-3, Sigra Road
Varanasi - 221010
Phone no.: 0542 2220512

Vas Infra Projects Pvt Ltd
Plot No 7 ,Lane No . 7 , H.n.d. 59 / 235 A - 1 -Ak – 7
Nirala Nagar, Shivpurwa
Mahmoorganj, Varanasi - 221010
Phone no.: 9415202119

Sharda Construction & Company
Q.no. S.l 8, Pandaypur
Daulatpur Marg, Varanasi H O
Varanasi – 221001
Phone no.: 9415292585

Shop No 21, 4th Flr, Kuber Cplx
Rathyatra Crossing, Rathyatra
Varanasi – 221002
Phone no.: 0542 3202893

Jain Constructions
D 64/132, Sigra
Sigra Road, Varanasi - 221010
Phone no.: 0542 2361529

Awadh Construction
Complex Awadh Appartment
Near Sunbeam (Varuna), Central Jail Road
Varanasi Cantt, Varanasi – 22100
Phone no.: 7379217000

Christ Market, Mahmoorganj Road
Sigra, Varanasi – 221010
Phone no.: 8687742916

Rakesh Construction
D-64/94,C1a, Chandrika Clny
Madhoopur, Sigra
Sonia Road, Varanasi – 221010
Phone no.: 0542 2223677

Amba Construction
Bunglow No. 10, Varanasi Cantt
Varanasi – 221002
Phone no.: 0542 2500624

Engineering Associates
C-19/40, Fatman Rd
Varanasi H O, Varanasi – 221001
Phone no.: 9415729059

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