PM Modi inaugurates Delhi Metro's Magenta line

ANI | Updated: Dec 25, 2017 13:28 IST

New Delhi [India], Dec. 25 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurated a stretch of the new Magenta line of the Delhi Metro.

Prime Minister Modi, along with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, also travelled on a patch of the new route - from Noida to the Okhla Bird Sanctuary station.

Prime Minister Modi will shortly address the gathering at the Botanical Garden Metro Station after taking ride.

The 12.64-km stretch runs between Kalkaji and Noida's Botanical Garden and accounts for a travel time of 19 minutes, thus facilitating easy access for commuters from South Delhi to Noida, and vice versa.

The coaches will reportedly have an LED display, power charging capacity and colourful seats, while the stations will portray themes of nature, yoga, and cultural landmarks. 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.

The Magenta Line also marks the usage of the first platform screen doors (PSDs), which are glass-made screens installed near the edge of platforms that open only when a train arrives and shut after it departs. (ANI)

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