PM Narendra Modi to inaugurate Magenta Line Delhi Metro today
New Delhi : On Christmas Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be inaugurating the new Magenta line Delhi Metro, that had made headlines over brake failure crash inside the depot.
With PM Modi, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will also be present during the inauguration; while Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has not been invited for the launch.
"We have no official intimation of the programme. Our top-most priority is a safe Metro for the passengers and at a reasonable price. So far as the inauguration is concerned we haven't received any invitation. The question must better be put to the DMRC and Urban Development Ministry," a Delhi government spokesperson told news agency IANS.
The new Magenta Line Delhi Metro will connect Botanical Garden in Noida to Kalka Ji Mandir in South Delhi.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to address a public gathering after taking a ride in the new metro line.
The 12.64-km section was granted safety approval by the Commissioner for Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) last month.
With the addition of new metro route, travel time between Delhi and Noida is expected to cut by approximately 45 minutes.
The coaches will reportedly have LED display, power charging capacity and colourful seats, while the stations will portray themes of nature, yoga, and cultural landmarks.
This will be the third time when Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate a metro service in the country.