PM Narendra Modi inaugurates AIIMS and a fertiliser plant in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, and declares that the "double engine govt works at double speed."
A Regional Medical Research Centre of the Indian Council of Medical Research was also opened by the PM
In Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's home turf of Gorakhpur, Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated three massive projects to the nation, including an AIIMS and a major fertiliser plant.
The Prime Minister further stated that the Bharatiya Janata Party governments in the Centre and Uttar Pradesh were like "double engines, working at double speed" in terms of growth and prosperity.
While inaugurating the fertiliser plant and AIIMS in Gorakhpur, the PM said, "The beginning of a fertiliser plant and AIIMS here is sending out several messages. When there is a double engine government, then work takes place at double speed. When work is done with honest intentions, then even calamities can't become obstacles.''
PM Modi underlined in his speech that when a government is concerned about the oppressed and disadvantaged, it works hard and produces results. "The program in Gorakhpur today is proof of the fact the nothing is impossible for new India when it becomes determined," PM Modi said.
Aside from the fertiliser plant and AIIMS, the Prime Minister also dedicated an Indian Council of Medical Research Regional Medical Research Centre (ICMR). The combined value of the three large-scale projects exceeds Rs 9,600 crore.
"I had come here 5 years ago to lay the foundation stone of AIIMS and a fertilizer factory. You have given me the privilege of launching these two together today. The Regional Medical Research Center of ICMR has also got its new building today. I congratulate the people of Uttar Pradesh," PM Modi said.
Hindustan Urvarak Rasayan Limited will run the newly constructed fertiliser plant (HURL).
The Gorakhpur AIIMS, which cost Rs 1,011 crore to construct, will assist not just the residents of eastern Uttar Pradesh, but also a large population of Bihar, Jharkhand, and Nepal, according to officials.
Similarly, the Rs 36 crore regional medical research centre will aid in the testing and research of vector-borne diseases, they added.
The high-tech lab will reduce the area's reliance on large cities for vector-borne disease testing. The three major projects were inaugurated two months before the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections.
PM Modi visited Gorakhpur earlier today to see a display of development initiatives. Anandiben Patel, the state's governor, and Yogi Adityanath, the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, were also in attendance.