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Ahead of Independence day, special Delhi metro train to spread message of patriotism for next two months

Ahead of the Independence Day celebrations, the Delhi Metro on Monday put into service a six-coach special train, fully wrapped with photographs of freedom fighters and other Indian icons to spread the message of patriotism

delhi Updated: Aug 13, 2018 16:31 IST
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A 'driverless' train parked at a station on Delhi metro’s Magenta Line during a trial run on Botanical Garden-Kalkaji Mandir section in New Delhi.(PTI File Photo)

Ahead of the Independence Day celebrations, the Delhi Metro on Monday put into service a six-coach special train, fully wrapped with photographs of freedom fighters and other Indian icons to spread the message of patriotism.

The train will run between Samaypur Badli and HUDA City Centre (Yellow Line) for the next two months carrying pictures of Mahatma Gandhi, Bhagat Singh, Subhash Chandra Bose, B R Ambedkar, Lata Mangeshkar, former president APJ Abdul Kalam, shahnai maestro Ustad Bismillah Khan, cricket icon Kapil Dev, an official said.

Union Minister of State for External Affairs General V K Singh paid tributes to the freedom fighters and martyrs by writing a message on the decorated train, he said.

The minister wrote – ‘Happy Independence Day’ in Hindi on a panel on the train at the Lok Kalyan Marg Metro Station and wished people on the occasion.

“The metro train is carrying a lot of inspiring messages to spread the idea of nationalism and unity among metro commuters,” the official said.

First Published: Aug 13, 2018 16:30 IST