New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday took commuters on the Delhi Metro by surprise when he travelled by the public transport system to reach Dwarka in south-west Delhi. Reports said the PM took the Airport Express Metro from Dhaula Kuan station and travelled till Dwarka Sector-21 Metro Station. PM Modi was en route to the India International Convention and Expo Centre (IICC) foundation stone laying ceremony event in Dwarka.
PM Narendra Modi travels in Airport Express Metro in Delhi
Later, after laying the foundation stone of the IICC building, PM Modi said the facility will emerge as a centre of attitude and energy of the youth.
"This project worth Rs 26,000 crores will emerge as a centre of attitude and energy of 80 crore youths. It's not just a convention and expo centre but vibrant centre for domestic and international business," PM Modi said.
"It will be like a mini city within Delhi. In one single campus, there will be a convention hall, an expo hall, a meeting hall, hotels, market, offices and serveral other facilities," the PM added.
It is not the first time that PM Modi has taken the Metro in Delhi. In July this year, PM Modi and his visiting South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in had taken the Metro to travel to the Samsung plant in Noida. The two leaders had inaugurated a Samsung mobiles plant in Noida.