Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday surprised Delhi Metro commuters when he took a short ride on the public transport.
During his travel, services were running normal on Line-2 as per the normal schedule, he said. 26, Alipur Road is the place where Ambedkar lived in his last days and died in 1956.
Addressing the gathering during Dr. Ambedkar National Memorial inauguration ceremony, the Prime Minister assured that justice will be served to the daughters of the country. “The memorial of Babasaheb Ambedkar, the creator of the Constitution of India has been given the shape of a book”, it said. “The Prime Minister and his accompanying officials used tokens for the travel today from 5.41pm to 6.01pm”, said a Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) spokesperson. The museum at the memorial intends to create an immersive experience of Dr Ambedkar’s life and his contribution to India through extensive use of static media, dynamic media, audio-visual content, and multimedia technologies. Iconic gates, Bodhhi tree, musical fountain and a meditation room are its other features. The PM’s remarks came in the wake of widespread violent protests following a Supreme Court verdict that allegedly diluted the provisions of the Scheduled Caste ad Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 to prevent the misuse of the law.
“The prime minister later travelled back via metro, by taking a train from the Vidhan Sabha station to Lok Kalyan Marg station (earlier called Race Course station)”, he said.
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