WION Web Team Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India
Dec 27, 2017, 01.52 PM
A probe has been ordered into a major security breach during Prime Minister Modi's recent visit to Noida to inaugurate the Magenta line of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).
Two police officers have been pulled up for the incident.
Modi's convoy lost its way on the Noida-Greater Noida expressway while going to the helipad at Botanical Garden from Amity University.
The report quoting Gautam Budh Nagar Superintendent of Police Love Kumar said that the convoy left Amity University at 2.35 pm and used the service road at the expressway to proceed towards Botanical Garden.
One of the security vehicles, which was leading the convoy, took a turn before the designated one to proceed on the expressway. There was no security arrangement in that patch considering the Prime Minister was travelling.
The convoy had to be later stopped for at least two minutes following the wrong turn.
According to Kumar, departmental proceedings have been initiated against police personnel responsible for the lapse.
PM Modi on Monday flagged off the much-awaited Delhi Metro's Magenta line connecting Noida to South Delhi.
The Prime Minister boarded the metro train at the Botanical station and deboarded at Okhla Bird Sanctuary metro station.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath also accompanied the Prime Minister during the maiden trip of the Magenta line, defying a 29-year-old 'Noida' superstition of no serving UP chief minister visiting Noida.
BJP member Mahendra Nath Pandey and state Governor Ram Naik too attended the inauguration ceremony.
Following this, the Prime Minister went to Amity University where he addressed a public gathering.