Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Varanasi, his parliamentary constituency, on Tuesday to inaugurate nearly 31 projects worth Rs 3,300 crore and lay a foundation for three others. Also Read - Modi in Uttar Pradesh Live News Updates: PM Hits Back at Congress Over Rahul Gandhi's 'Chowkidar Chor Hai' Jibe
Among several projects, he would be inaugurating the newly constructed Madan Mohan Malviya Cancer Centre of Banaras Hindu University. The 350-bed hospital has been built at a cost of Rs 500 crore. The PM will also be inaugurating another big cancer treatment facility Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital, Lehartara. This facility has jointly been set up by the Trusts, the Tata Memorial Centre and Banaras Hindu University. The hospitals would be able to cater to patients in UP, Jharkhand, Bihar, Uttarakhand and even neighbouring countries like Nepal. Also Read - In Big Development Push Ahead of 2019 Polls, PM Modi Unveils Projects Worth Rs 2,413 cr in Varanasi
This is Prime Minister’s 17th visit to the temple town after becoming its representative in 2014. Also Read - PM Modi Gifts Projects Worth Rs 550 Crore to Varanasi, Presents Report Card of Govt's Development Works
PM Narendra Modi was received at the Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport by Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya, state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Mahendra Nath Pandey and other senior officials.
Modi is also expected to address a public meet before flying off to New Delhi at the end of his Tuesday tour.