Delhi Metro Magenta Line inauguration: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal not invited

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He also said that not inviting the chief minister to the inauguration programme at Noida was an "insult" to the people of Delhi. Also seen are Uttar Pradesh governor, Ram Naik, Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath and h, the Minister of State for Culture (I/C) and Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Dr. Mahesh Sharma.

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

Noida: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal declined to comment today on his not being invited to the launch of Delhi Metro's Magenta Line by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, only saying, "I wish you a merry Christmas, no discussion on politics".

With the addition of new metro route, travel time between Delhi and Noida is expected to cut by approximately 45 minutes.

DMRC is using a new high tech signalling technology called the Communication Based Train Control (CBTC) to run unmanned trains on Magenta Line. As per DMRC, the cost of the journey from Botanical Garden and Kalkaji Mandir will be Rs 30, as compared to the Rs 50 cost of the journey from Noida to south Delhi by means of interchange stations.

Yogi Adityanath and Narendra Modi
Delhi Metro Magenta Line inauguration: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal not invited

The 12.64-km section was granted safety approval by the Commissioner for Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) last month.

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. However, Delhi Metro said human error was the cause.

In 2015, when the prime minister had flagged off the Faridabad corridor, the metro had sent out media invites in coordination with the Haryana government.

The prime minister said that Noida was not the only place to which superstitions had attached themselves. He said travelling on a metro should be a "prestige issue".

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