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Prime Minister Narendra Modi Inaugurates Delhi Metro Extension on His 73rd Birthday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi celebrated his 73rd birthday by inaugurating the extension of the Delhi Airport Metro Express line to ‘YashoBhoomi Dwarka Sector 25,’ reducing travel times and enhancing connectivity.

On his 73rd birthday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi embarked on a historic journey by traveling on the Delhi Metro and interacting with metro employees and commuters. This momentous occasion was marked by the inauguration of the extension of the Delhi Airport Metro Express line from Dwarka Sector 21 to a new metro station named ‘YashoBhoomi Dwarka Sector 25.’

The Prime Minister’s ride commenced from the Dhaula Kuan station, a significant moment that garnered immense attention, as reported by the Press Trust of India (PTI) news agency.

The extension of the Airport Express line to YashoBhoomi Dwarka Sector 25 holds immense significance for the region. Until now, services on the Airport Express line were available only up to Dwarka Sector 21, which also serves as an interchange point with Delhi Metro’s Blue Line.

The newly inaugurated station will provide crucial metro connectivity to residents residing around Dwarka Sector 25 and the newly developed sectors along the Dwarka Expressway in neighboring Gurugram.

This expansion further bolsters Delhi Metro’s vast network, which now covers an impressive 393 kilometers with 288 stations, including the Noida-Greater Noida corridor and the Rapid Metro in Gurugram.

In addition to extending the metro network, the Delhi Metro has also enhanced the operational speed of its trains on the Airport Express line. The speed has been increased from 90 kilometers per hour, as of March, to a swift 120 kilometers per hour.

The travel time from New Delhi to YashoBhoomi Dwarka Sector 25 has been significantly reduced, taking approximately 21 minutes. Likewise, the previous travel time of around 22 minutes between New Delhi and Dwarka Sector 21 has been reduced to roughly 19 minutes, according to the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).

Following the inauguration of YashoBhoomi, Prime Minister Modi paid homage to Lord Vishwakarma and launched the ‘PM Vishwakarma scheme’ at the India International Convention and Expo Centre in Dwarka. This initiative aims to support artisans and craftsmen, with a particular focus on the footwear industry in Delhi. The ‘PM Vishwakarma’ scheme will receive full funding from the Union Government, with an allocation of ₹13,000 crore.

Prime Minister Modi’s journey on the Delhi Metro, coupled with the inauguration of critical infrastructure and schemes, marks a momentous day in the development and connectivity of the national capital region. The new metro extension is expected to bring increased convenience and accessibility to the residents and commuters of Delhi and its neighboring areas.

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