Modi inaugurates Metro's Magenta line section

25 December, 2017, 17:10 | Author: Irene Delgado
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched a 12-km stretch of Delhi Metro's Magenta Line with a ride between the Botanical Garden and the Okhla Bird Sanctuary stations in Noida.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today came in for praise from Prime Minister Narendra Modi for shrugging off a superstition that any chief minister who visits Noida does not assume the high office again.

Once fully operational by March next, the Magenta Line (Botanical Garden-Janakpuri West) will ferry approximately 3.60 lakh commuters every day, Delhi Metro estimates.

In a tweet this morning, PM Modi called Delhi-Metro Magenta line an example of "modernising urban transport".

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Taking to Twitter on Sunday, PM Modi said, the new line will make travel between Delhi and Noida faster and convenient.

The other end of the line, for now, will be south Delhi's Kalkaji Mandir. As per DMRC, the cost of the journey from Botanical Garden and Kalkaji Mandir will be Rs 30, as compared to the Rs 50 cost of the journey from Noida to south Delhi by means of interchange stations.

In the city to inaugurate the Metro's Magenta line, Modi pointed to the saffron robed Adityanath and said that looking at his dress, the CM appeared to be superstitious, but had actually shown that he had the courage to break superstitions. He said a multi-modal transportation system will ensure that use of fuel is cut down, which will help the common man save money and also be useful for the environment. However, Delhi Metro said human error was the cause. He also travelled briefly on the metro train, before arriving at the venue for the public meeting. He added that the Prime Minister always says that we have to move ahead on the path of development. He said travelling on a metro should be a "prestige issue".

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