Modi, Hollande take ‘eco-friendly’ metro ride to Gurgaon

French President Francois Hollande and Prime Minister Narendra Modi boarded the metro shortly after 3pm along with Indian officials and the French delegation, including the country’s foreign minister Laurent Fabius.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Francois Hollande travel by Delhi Metro.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Francois Hollande travel by Delhi Metro.(PTI)
Updated on Jan 25, 2016 10:52 PM IST
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PTI | By, New Delhi

French President Francois Hollande and Prime Minister Narendra Modi took an “eco friendly” metro ride to Gurgaon on Monday to inaugurate the interim secretariat of the International Solar Alliance (ISA).

The two leaders boarded the metro shortly after 3pm. Indian officials and the French delegation, including the country’s foreign minister Laurent Fabius, were seen accompanying them.


Official twitter handles, @Elysee and @PMOIndia, posted pictures of the journey. In one of the pictures, Modi and Hollande are seen standing at the platform of the Race Course station.

“An eco friendly ride! PM @narendramodi and Prez @fhollande travel on Delhi metro on way to Gurgaon,” ministry of external affairs spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted.

Hollande, who arrived in India on Sunday, will also lay the foundation stone of the headquarters of ISA, which is aimed at increasing utilisation and promotion of solar energy in solar-rich nations.

The event will be held at the National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE) in Gurgaon.

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