PM Modi inaugurates Delhi Metro’s Magenta Line, dubbed as Christmas gift


Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurated a 12-km stretch of Delhi Metro’s Magenta Line with a ride between the Botanical Garden and the Okhla Bird Sanctuary stations.
Delhi Metro's Magenta Line

Modi was accompanied by Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri and Delhi Metro Rail Corporation chief Mangu Singh during the ride.

Moments after Modi inaugurated the train service, he was presented with a replica of a train as the organisers dubbed it a great Christmas gift from the prime minister.

The prime minister boarded the metro at Botanical Garden, which is the terminal station of the Magenta Line, at 1.05 pm, and alighted at the Okhla Birds Sanctuary following a four- minute ride. Both stations fall in Noida, a suburban town in Uttar Pradesh bordering New Delhi, reported PTI.

The event was surrounded with controversy after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was not invited to attend the event even though it was a function organised by Delhi Metro  and today’s train service connected Noida with the national capital.

The other end of the line, for now, will be south Delhi’s Kalkaji Mandir. However, by April, the entire corridor, stretching till Janakpuri West, is scheduled to be functional.

From the metro station, Modi proceeded to sector 125 rally ground at Amity University where he will address a public rally.


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