PM Modi, UP CM Adityanath to flag off Magenta line, Delhi CM Kejriwal not invited: Report

According to media reports, Arvind Kejriwal is not invited to the inauguration of the first phase of Magenta line. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 23, 2017, 06.13 AM (IST)

Christmas gift for Delhiites by Delhi Metro, the Magenta line will be inaugurated on December 25 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh chief minister  Yogi Adityanath.

According to media reports, Arvind Kejriwal has not been invited to the inauguration of the first phase of Magenta line Metro.

The event is scheduled to be organised in Noida, a suburb of Delhi which falls under Uttar Pradesh.

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) is a 50:50 venture between Urban Development ministry and the state government.

The Magenta line which runs through Noida received funds from the Uttar Pradesh government as well as from the Delhi government.

Meanwhile, Yogi Adityanath will arrive in Delhi on Saturday, before the inauguration for a review meeting with DMRC officials and the government. 

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal was not invited to the inauguration the extended line of Faridabad-Badarpur metro in 2015 as well.

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The first phase of the Magenta line, 12.64-km Kalkaji Mandir-Botanical Garden section will be opened for public on Christmas Day.

The new Metro line will provide major relief to Delhiites as it will provide an additional and more direct connectivity to the commuters travelling from Noida to south Delhi as they will be able to off at Kalkaji Mandir station instead of changing trains at Rajiv Chowk.

The section has nine stations in which Kalkaji Mandir is an underground and the others are on the elevated platform.