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Ambedkar memorial: PM Modi takes metro to attend event

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

today took a ride in a Metro train 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

Some commuters were seen taking pictures with the inside a in which he travelled.

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

During his travel, services were running normal on Line-2 as per the normal schedule, he said.

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

The shared pictures of the new memorial through a series of tweets.

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

"Prime Minister @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. Ambedkar even closer to today's younger generation," the PMO tweeted.

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

Prior to this Modi had travelled by Metro on the day of inauguration of a corridor of the Magenta Line on December 25 last year.

In April 2017, Modi along with his Australian counterpart had travelled by metro to reach Akshardham station, before visiting the temple.

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First Published: Fri, April 13 2018. 20:30 IST