Live updates: Good governance?is the only way to tackle corruption, PM Modi

PM MODI Photograph: Others

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 25, 2017, 07.00 AM (IST)

Dec 25, 2017, 09.01 AM

PM Modi ends his address. 


Dec 25, 2017, 09.00 AM

We focus on development-led governance -- PM Modi. 


Dec 25, 2017, 08.59 AM

Good governance is the only way to tackle corruption and scale new heights of development -- PM Modi. 


Dec 25, 2017, 08.58 AM

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We are making great strides in areas like renewable energy, hydropower, solar power -- PM Modi. 


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Dec 25, 2017, 08.45 AM

There are ample of unnecessary laws. We have scrapped close to 1,200 laws. Good governance needs fewer but effective and stringent laws -- PM Modi. 


Dec 25, 2017, 08.44 AM

Metro will soon reach close to 50 Indian cities -- PM Modi. 


Dec 25, 2017, 08.42 AM

Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna is providing the nation with good roads. We promise, by 2019, every village will have good, concrete roads. 


Dec 25, 2017, 08.38 AM

This nation needs good-governance. Attitudes need to be changed. I have decided to take the responsibility to change the attitudes, to change the nation -- PM Modi. 


Dec 25, 2017, 08.36 AM

Shri Vajpayee Ji was the first one among us to take a metro ride, it has been 15 years now. Metro is growing throughout the nation -- PM Modi. 

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Dec 25, 2017, 08.34 AM

Travelling in metro should become 'status symbol'. People should take pride in it -- PM Modi 


Dec 25, 2017, 08.32 AM

Can we reduce the amount of oil we are importing? Our demands are increasing. Rapid transportation will help us and save our resources -- PM Modi. 

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Dec 25, 2017, 08.26 AM

Today, we celebrate Christmas. We also celebrate the birthdays of two great leaders -- Shri Madan Mohan Malviya and Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee -- PM Modi.

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Dec 25, 2017, 08.21 AM

PM Modi takes the stage; addresses the public. 


Dec 25, 2017, 08.20 AM

PM Modi inaugurates the Kalka Mandir-Botanical Garden metro line. 


Dec 25, 2017, 08.19 AM

PM Modi inaugurates the Kalka Mandir-Botanical Garden metro line. 


Dec 25, 2017, 08.18 AM

CM Yogi Adityanath ends his address. 


Dec 25, 2017, 08.15 AM

Kanpur and Agra will also see Metro projects starting this year -- Yogi Adityanath. 


Dec 25, 2017, 08.14 AM

"The flagging-off of this phase of Magenta line brings closer our dream of boosting Noida and Greater Noida's development," Yogi Adityanath. 

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Dec 25, 2017, 08.07 AM

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath addresses the public. 


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Dec 25, 2017, 07.56 AM

PM Modi reaches Okhla Bird Sanctuary. 


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The new route is expected to cut down the travel time between south Delhi and Noida by as much as 40 minutes. 


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Post-inauguration, the metro will be open to the general public after 5 pm


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Dec 25, 2017, 07.40 AM

PM Modi will be taking a metro ride to Okhla Bird Sanctuary metro station after which he will inaugurate the metro line and address the public. 


Dec 25, 2017, 07.38 AM

Uttar Pradesh's Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath accompanies PM Modi. 


Dec 25, 2017, 07.38 AM

PM Modi reaches Botanical Garden metro station to inaugurate DMRC's Magenta Line. 


Dec 25, 2017, 07.00 AM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Delhi Metro's Magenta line today. 

The new 12.64-km route -- from Delhi's Kalkaji Mandir to Noida's Botanical Garden -- is expected to cut travel time from south Delhi to Noida by as much as 40 minutes. 

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will be present at the inauguration. 

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal however has not been invited. 

Delhi's AAP government is currently locked in a bitter battle with the Centre over recent Delhi Metro fare hikes.

The Magenta line will feature the country's first driverless metro trains. 

One of the trains on the new line had had an accident recently. 

Delhi Metro had later said the fault had not been with the train and that the accident had been caused by human error. 

It said the driver parking the metro train had forgotten to engage the brake, which caused it to roll back and crash through a wall of the Kalindi Kunj depot. 

Delhi Metro has also said that while the metro trains will be "driverless", a human operator will be present in the driver's cab for the first two to three years of operations. 

Adityanath had arrived in Noida Saturday to oversee preparations for the inauguration -- Noida residents said the town looked spruced up -- breaking the "Noida jinx" in the process. 

The jinx is believed to cause Uttar Pradesh chief ministers who visit the city to lose the following elections. 

After the inauguration, Modi will also address a public gathering at Noida's Amity University. 

Delhi's first metro line had also been inaugurated on Christmas day 15 years ago in 2002 by then prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.