Delhi Metro Magenta Line LIVE UPDATES: PM Modi inaugurates new stretch, takes a ride with UP CM Yogi Adityanath, Governor Naik

The Magenta Line of Delhi Metro, which runs between Botanical Garden and Kalkaji Mandir stations, will be inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi at 1.00 pm on Monday. The ceremony will also be attended by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, while Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal’s was left out from the list of VIP invitees.

As part of the event, PM Modi will travel by metro from Botanical Garden till Okhla Bird Sanctuary station. Following the inauguration, he will address a public meeting at the Amity University Ground in Noida.

The Magenta Line will reduce travel time and cost, making it easier to commute between Kalkaji in South Delhi and Noida. It will also reduce the traffic pressure on Delhi roads.

The Botanical Garden-Kalkaji Mandir section of the 36.23 km-line will eventually be extended till Janakpuri in West Delhi, which is scheduled to be functional by March 2018.

2.40 pm: When I became CM, ppl told me of a few places where no CMs went because they were inauspicious. I was clear I would go to all those places in my first year itself. There were superstitions associated with Noida and in his own style, Yogi Adityanath Ji rose above them and came to Noida: PM Modi

2.35 pm: PM Modi praised the work of CM Yogi Adityanath in Uttar Pradesh, saying, “I am very happy. Due to his dress, few people find it fashionable to believe that CM Yogi Adityanath is not ‘modern enough’ but it is Yogi Adityanath Ji who has done what CMs of UP never did- he came to Noida. Faith is important but blind faith is not desirable.”