New Delhi: After reviewing Zydus-Cadila and Bharat Biotech vaccine candidates in Ahmedabad and Hyderabad earlier today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Pune on Saturday evening on the last leg of his three-city visit to review coronavirus vaccine development in India.Also Read - PM Narendra Modi To Inaugurate Bharat Drone Mohatsav At Pragati Maidan Today | 5 Things To Know

After landing at Pune airport around 4.30 pm from Hyderabad, Modi proceeded to the Serum Institute of India (SII) by helicopter. Also Read - Delhi Witnesses Marginal Dip in Covid Numbers, Registers 403 Fresh Cases; Positivity Rate Stands At 1.76%

Modi’s visit to SII is aimed at reviewing the progress of the vaccine candidate for coronavirus infection and to know about its launch, production and distribution mechanism, an official said. Also Read - PM Modi to Inaugurate India’s Biggest Drone Festival at Pragati Maidan on May 27

Serum Institute of India has partnered with global pharma giant AstraZeneca and Oxford University for the vaccine.

Modi began his vaccine development review tour by visiting pharma major Zydus Cadila’s manufacturing facility near Ahmedabad at 9.30 am.

Modi spent over an hour at the plant, before leaving for Hyderabad, where he visited vaccine maker Bharat Biotech’s facility.

He will fly back to Delhi from Pune in the evening, the official said.

(With inputs from PTI and ANI)