Reducing the travelling time to just 30 minutes from South Delhi to Noida, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath inaugurated the Delhi’s Magenta Line at Botanical Garden Metro station on Monday afternoon. People can use the line from 5 pm.
The 12.64 KM section of the new line connects Botanical Garden in Noida to Kalkaji in southeast Delhi with seven other stations along the way.
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After taking the metro from Botanical Garden to Okhla Bird Sanctuary, Modi is scheduled to address a rally at Amit University in Noida located about 2-KM away.
Ahead of PM’s visit, the city had been under the security fortress, barricaded by the police and armed forces and as many as 5,155 security personnel were on duty for the day. The area was divided into 15 zones and additional security personnel have been brought in from various parts of the state.
Entry of vehicles has been barred on few important routes in Noida ahead of PM Modi’s visit.
This was the second instance in three days when CM Yogi was visiting Noida thereby breaking the ‘jinx’ associated with the city. For the last eight years, it has been said that any CM visiting Noida was bound to lose power if they visit Noida.