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Ambedkar memorial: PM Modi travels by Delhi Metro to attend event

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

today travelled on the Metro's busy Yellow Line to reach the venue of an event in north Delhi's Civil Lines area.

boarded the train at the Lok Kalyan Marg metro station to participate in the event, where he inaugurated the National Memorial at 26, Alipur Road, on the eve of

He deboarded the train at Vidhan Sabha metro station, nearby the memorial, and after the programme ended took another train to Lok Kalyan Marg metro station on his return journey, DMRC officials said.

The caught fellow commuters by surprise. Some of them took photographs and selfies with inside the he was travelling and also on station platforms.

"today travelled by Metro from to of Line-2 (Yellow Line) from 5:41 pm to 6:01 pm," a said.

Services ran normal on Line-2 during Modi's travel, he said.

"The later travelled back via metro, by taking a train from the to (earlier called Race Course station)," he said.

The prime minister's official residence is 7, Lok Kalyan Marg in the heart of the Lutyens's

26, Alipur Road is the place where lived during his last days before he died in 1956.

The tweeted photographs of the new memorial.

"This is the place where Dr. attained Mahaparinirvana on 6th December 1956," the PMO tweeted.

"@narendramodi had laid the foundation stone of the memorial on March 21, 2016. The memorial of Babasaheb Ambedkar, the creator of the of has been given the shape of a book," it said.

An Ashokan Pillar stands in front of the book-shaped building in the sprawling premises. Iconic gates, Bodhhi tree, musical fountain and a meditation room are its other features.

"This memorial will serve as one of the vital focal points that will bring Dr. even closer to today's younger generation," the PMO tweeted.

"Dr. Mahaparinirvana Sthal at 26, Alipur Road, was dedicated to the Nation by former in December 2003," it said.

Previously, travelled by Metro on December 25 when a corridor of the Magenta Line was inaugurated.

In April 2017, and Australian had travelled by metro to reach

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First Published: Fri, April 13 2018. 23:20 IST
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