Published: Mon, December 25, 2017
Health Care | By Alberto Manning

PM inaugurates Delhi Metro's Magenta Line

PM inaugurates Delhi Metro's Magenta Line

"Opening up this section between Botanical Garden and Kalkaji Mandir stations is expected to boost the public transport network in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh and to ease daily commuter's travel", he said. The line connects Botanical Garden in Noida with Kalkaji Mandir in Delhi.

Amid heavy security and crowd chanting slogans of 'Modi, Modi', Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday flagged off the much-awaited Delhi Metro's Magenta line connecting Noida to South Delhi.

Ahead of the launch, the security was tightened and elite special protection group was engaged in the area who provides the security to prime minister. According to the officials of DMRC, this metro will run on unattended train operation (UTO) and without the driver for the first time.

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The Botanical Garden-Kalkaji section will comprise of nine stations.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath also accompanied the Prime Minister during the maiden trip of the Magenta line, defying a 29-year-old "Noida" superstition of no serving UP chief minister visiting Noida.

However, by April, the entire corridor, stretching till Janakpuri West, is scheduled to be functional.From the metro station, Modi proceeded to sector 125rally ground at Amity University where he will address a public rally. This is the third metro line to be inaugurated by PM Modi in 2017. If anyone travels via Metro's Blue and Violet Line for covering the same distance, then it will take 52 minutes, while Interchange Point is "Mandi House station". He had earlier "dedicated the Kochi Metro to the nation in June, and the Hyderabad Metro in November", a press statement said.

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