Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Delhi Metro’s Magenta Line, the first phase of the line, that connects Noida’s Botanical Garden to Delhi’s Kalkaji Mandir on Monday.
The 12.64km section of the new line, the entire journey between south Delhi and Noida will be reduced from 52 minutes to 19 minutes. The line is scheduled to be extended till Janakpuri in west Delhi by March 2018. Originally, the project was supposed to be completed by December 2016.
PM Modi, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath, Governor Ram Naik and Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) managing director Mangu Singh, took a ride on board the Magenta Line metro during its first public run in the inauguration ceremony.
“On this special day, delighted to inaugurate the new Magenta Line of the Delhi Metro. Had the opportunity of travelling in the Metro as well. Here are some glimpses.” Modi tweeted.
On this special day, delighted to inaugurate the new Magenta Line of the Delhi Metro. Had the opportunity of travelling in the Metro as well. Here are some glimpses. pic.twitter.com/bd3qAr2MMU
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 25, 2017
The full phase of the Delhi Metro Magenta line received its required safety approvals from the Commissioner for Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) in November.
The Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal, was however, not invited.