Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches Delhi Metro's Magenta line

Prime Minister boarding the magenta line metro at Botanical Garden station on Monday. Photograph:( Twitter )

PTI Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India Dec 25, 2017, 08.20 AM (IST)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurated a 12-km stretch of Delhi Metro's Magenta Line with a ride between the Botanical Garden and the Okhla Bird Sanctuary stations.

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Modi was accompanied by Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri and Delhi Metro Rail Corporation chief Mangu Singh.

The prime minister's four-minute metro ride began from Botanical Garden, which is the terminal station of the Magenta Line, at 1.05 pm, and ended at the Okhla Bird Sanctuary station. Both the stations fall in Noida.

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The other end of the line, for now, will be south Delhi's Kalkaji Mandir. However, by April, the entire corridor, stretching till Janakpuri West, is scheduled to be functional.

From the metro station, Modi proceeded to Sector 125 rally ground at Amity University where he will address a public rally.