Delhi Metro Magenta line will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today in Noida. Uttar Pradesh Ram Naik and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will accompany the PM. Tight security is in place for PM Modi’s visit to Noida. The 12.64-km section connects Botanical Garden in Noida to Kalkaji Mandir in south Delhi. pm Modi will also address a public meeting in Noida. The elite Special Protection Group, which provides security to the prime minister, has taken control of the premises. Provincial Armed Constabulary and paramilitary forces are part of the security at the venue. The area has been divided into 15 zones and an officer for each has been appointed. Aerial surveillance will be conducted with the help of helicopters, for which three helipads have been made at Botanical Garden.
During the early hours of the day, the road between Botanical garden bus stand and Attar Chawk will remain blocked. Commuters will have to take a diverted route from Shashi Chawk through Nithari Hospital to reach their destinations. Similarly, traffic movement will be restricted in Noida.
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sector 94, 124, 125 and 126 in the day. Entry of heavy vehicles will remain suspended in the area from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm on Monday. PM Modi will be accompanied by Governor Ram Naik, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and other senior leadership of the state. The magenta line after the inauguration will connect Botanical Garden to Kalkaji in the Delhi.
In a first, broad-sized coaches will ply on the standard gauge track of the Magenta Line of the Delhi Metro, the Kalkaji Mandir-Botanical Garden section of which is set for a mega launch today. Senior DMRC officials also said all coaches to be introduced under Phase-III of the Delhi Metro rail network would be broad-sized only. “Coaches measuring 3.2 m in width will be in operation on the new Magenta Line. This would also allow 30-40 more passengers than the capacity of coaches running on a standard gauge,” a senior DMRC official said. Presently, carriages, measuring 2.9 m in width are in use on existing standard gauge corridors — Violet Line (Kashmiri Gate-Escorts Mujesar) and Green Line (Kirti Nagar-Mundka), another senior official said. “This new Magenta Line would thus become the first standard gauge-based corridor to have broad-sized coaches plying on it,” he told PTI. Yellow Line (Samyapur Badli-Huda City Centre) and Blue Line (Dwarka-Noida/Vaishali) are among the broad guage lines on which wide coaches ply.