PM Modi inaugurates AIIMS Nagpur, flags off 6th Vande Bharat Express


Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a visit to Maharashtra and Goa on Sunday, flagged off the sixth Vande Bharat train on the Nagpur-Bilaspur route.

After flagging off the new Vande Bharat Express, PM Modi purchased a metro ticket as he launched phase I of the Nagpur Metro. Taking a ride, the PM interacted with students and locals.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also inaugurated the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Nagpur.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari, Union ministers Nitin Gadkari and Raosaheb Danve were present on the occasion.

The foundation stone of the facility was laid by PM Modi in 2017. It has been built at a cost of Rs 1,575 crore and is located in Wardha Road area.

The hospital is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and will be beneficial for Vidarbha region, officials said.