New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday travelled by the Delhi Metro for the first time from Dhaula Kuan to Dwarka where he was going to attend a function of the National Intelligence Academy.
He took the Metro to avoid inconvenience to the public on the route because of the security arrangements. The PM boarded the Airport Express Metro at Dhaula Kuan station in south Delhi and got down at Dwarka Sector 21 station in south-west Delhi.
National Security Advisor Ajit Doval accompanied PM Modi during the Metro ride.
Later PM tweeted his experience of his ride thanking E Sreedharan chairman of DMRC, â€œReally enjoyed the ride. Thanks Delhi Metro. Thanks Sreedharan ji.â€ PM Modi said through micro blogging site.
â€œSreedharan ji would always tell me to experience the Delhi Metro. Today I had the opportunity to do so on the way to Dwarka,â€ Modi added in another tweet.Â
“PM set an example today, used the metro just like all of us in public use daily. He is thus sending a message that all of us should use the metro regularly. He also advised his ministers that they should use a bicycle more often,” said environment minister Prakash Javadekar.