12.50 pm: Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik, Union Minister of State for Culture (I/C) and MoS- Environment, Forest and Climate Change Dr Mahesh Sharma, General Secretary, BJP, Uttar Pradesh MLA – Noida, Pankaj Singh will also be present at the inauguration of the Magenta Line.
12.40 pm: The Botanical Garden metro station on the Blue Line will be the first interchanging station in Noida.
12.30 pm: As of now, nine stations will fall under the Magenta Line. Botanical Garden on Blue Line will be an interchanging station followed by Okhla Bird Sanctuary, Kalindi Kunj, Jasola Vihar-Shaheen Bagh, Okhla Vihar, Jamia Milia Islamia, Sukhdev Vihar, Okhla NSIC and Kalkaji Mandir on the violet line.
12.20 pm: It was on Christmas morning in 2002, when then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee inaugurated the first route between Shahdara and Tis Hazari of the Delhi Metro.
12.10 pm: Visuals from Noida’s Botanical Garden Metro Station. Modi will also address a public meeting in Noida.
11.50 am: A senior metro official said, “The trains on this line will have six cars, four of them would be driving cars. Earlier, we used to have 50 per cent of the cars as driving, and now in this line, it would be 67 per cent”.
11.40 am: The Delhi Metro fare from Botanical Garden metro station to Kalkaji Mandir metro station was Rs 50. However, the new line will effectively reduce the cst between the two station to Rs 30.
11.30 am: The metro ride on the Magenta Line from Kalkaji Mandir to Botanical Garden will take 19 minutes. If the route was taken by the existing blue-yellow lines, it would have taken 52 minutes, with an interchange at Mandi House station.