The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, inaugurated on 25
December a new metro link between Noida and Delhi. He unveiled a plaque at
Botanical Garden Metro Station, to mark the inauguration of a portion of the
Magenta Line of the Delhi Metro, connecting Botanical Garden in Noida with
Kalkaji Mandir in South Delhi. He also travelled briefly on the metro train,
before arriving at the venue for the public meeting.
Speaking on the occasion, the Prime
Minister conveyed greetings on the occasion of Christmas. He also noted that
the day marks the birthdays of two Bharat Ratnas – Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya,
and Former Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
He said that it is due to the people of
Uttar Pradesh that the nation has got a strong and stable Government. He added
that he would always remain grateful to the people of Uttar Pradesh for their
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. He said that by 2022, when we mark 75 years of
freedom, he dreams that we live in an India in which our petrol imports reduce.
In order to achieve this, he added, state-of-the-art mass transit systems are
the need of the hour. Noting that former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee ji
took a ride on the Delhi Metro in December 2002, Shri Narendra Modi said that
since then, the metro network in the National Capital Region has expanded
The Prime Minister congratulated the Chief Minister of Uttar
Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath, and said his focus on good governance is taking the
State to new heights. He credited him with ending the superstition associated
with Noida, by coming to this city. If anybody thinks that not going to a place
will prolong their CM tenure and visiting a place will curtail it, such a
person does not deserve to be a Chief Minister, the Prime Minister asserted.
The Prime Minister also touched upon the work being done on
railway infrastructure, expanding road network, and strides in the renewable
energy sector. He described Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee ji as 'Bharat Marg
Vidhata,' and said he has shown us the way towards development.