GORAKHPUR: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday dedicated to the nation three mega projects, including an AIIMS and a major fertiliser plant, in Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's home turf Gorakhpur.
The other projects he inaugurated is a Regional Medical Research Centre of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
The three big-ticket projects are worth over Rs 9,600 crore.
The newly built fertiliser plant will be operated by the Hindustan Urvarak Rasayan Limited (HURL).
The Gorakhpur AIIMS, built at a cost of Rs 1,011 crore, will benefit not only the people of eastern Uttar Pradesh but also a huge population of Bihar, Jharkhand and Nepal with its world-class health facilities, officials said.
Similarly, the regional medical research centre set up at a cost of Rs 36 crore will facilitate the test and research of vector-borne diseases, they added.
The high-tech lab will decrease the dependency of the area on big cities for tests related to vector-borne diseases.
The inauguration of the three big projects comes just months ahead of the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls.