PM To Inaugurate Three Projects Worth Rs 9,600 Crore In Gorakhpur Today
Gorakhpur, December 7 (TNA) With the state assembly elections just round the corner, its raining sops on poll-bound Uttar Pradesh. And so on Tuesday, prime minister Narendra Modi will be in Gorakhpur - the ‘karma bhoomi’ of UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath to inaugurate three mega projects worth over Rs 9,600 crore.
These include an AIIMS, a major fertiliser plant - Hindustan Urvarak Rasayan Limited (HURL) that had been shut for 30 years and ICMR's regional centre. The fertiliser plant worth Rs 8,603 crore will produce 12.7 lakh metric tons of neem-coated urea per year, said officials, adding the project will not only bring prosperity to farmers' lives but also create 20,000 direct and indirect employment opportunities for youths.
The Gorakhpur AIIMS, built for Rs 1,011 crore, will benefit not only the people of eastern UP but also a huge population of Bihar, Jharkhand and Nepal with its world-class health facilities, they added.
Similarly, the regional medical research centre worth Rs 36 crore will facilitate the test and research of vector-borne diseases. Electric buses too will start operating in Gorakhpur from Tuesday.