PM Modi takes a driverless Metro ride on Magenta Line

26 December, 2017, 06:33 | Author: Angelina Schmidt
  • PM Modi inaugurates Delhi Metro’s Magenta Line Arvind Kejriwal not invited

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday announced new Metro projects for Agra and Kanpur in the state and said that the work for setting up an airport at Jewar near Noida also had been expedited.

The prime minister boarded the metro at Botanical Garden, which is the terminal station of the Magenta Line, at 1.05 pm, and alighted at the Okhla Birds Sanctuary following a four- minute ride.

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It is an achievement to have prime minister in the state, Adityanath said as he welcomed Modi.

We live in an era in which connectivity is all-important, he said, adding that just inaugurated metro line would serve not just the present, but also future generations. The prime minister, Adityanath said had given a new direction to politics and added that till even a single individual remained downtrodden, we should make efforts to solve his problem. He said the current Government wishes to be the Government that removes obsolete laws. "Faith is important but blind faith is not desirable". "When I became CM, people 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.

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"Not inviting Delhi Chief Minister in the inauguration of Delhi Metro is the insult of citizens of Delhi". Today is the birth anniversary of both the renowned persons.

The stretch will help connect Noida with Faridabad in Haryana through the Violet line (Escorts Mujesar-Kashmere Gate), which will intersect at Kalkaji Mandir station.

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The Magenta Line has automated platform screen doors at every station, which will open only when the trains arrive at the platform. Further, driverless trains are to be introduced along with the Communication Based Train Control (CBTC) signalling technology, which would facilitate the movement of trains within a frequency of 90 to 100 seconds.

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