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PM Narendra Modi Inaugurates 'Yashobhoomi' At Dwarka And Extension For Delhi Metro Airport Line; Details Inside

Prime Minister Modi took a metro ride from Dhaula Kuan station to the newly opened Sector 25 Dwarka Yasho Bhoomi Metro Station prior to his inauguration. A large number of passengers interacted and took photos with him during the ride.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates the Yashobhoomi Centre in Dwarka, New Delhi.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled the Rs 5,400-crore Phase 1 of the state-of-the-art India International Convention and Expo Centre (IICC) -- 'Yashobhoomi' -- at Dwarka, New Delhi on Sunday. He also inaugurated the extension of the Delhi Metro's Airport Line which now terminates at YashoBhoomi Dwarka Sector 25 station.

Features of Yashobhoomi

The total project area covers over 8.9 lakh square metres and a built-up area of more than 1.8 lakh square metres, 'Yashobhoomi' finds its place among the world's largest MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions) facilities.

'Yashobhoomi' boasts of a magnificent convention centre, multiple exhibition halls and other facilities.

The convention centre, built across more than 73,000 square metres, comprises 15 convention rooms, including the main auditorium, the grand ballroom and 13 meeting rooms with a total capacity of holding 11,000 delegates.

The convention centre has the largest LED media facade in the country. The plenary hall in the convention centre has the seating capacity of around 6,000 guests.

The auditorium has an innovative automated seating system which converts the flat floor into an auditorium style tiered seating for different seating configurations.

The Grand Ballroom can host around 2,500 guests. It also has an extended open area with seating capacity of up to 500 people.

The 13 meeting rooms that are spread across eight floors are envisaged to hold a variety of meetings of different scales.

PM Modi inaugurates Delhi Metro's Airport line terminating at Yashobhoomi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled a plaque at the new station marking the nearly two-km extension extension of the Airport Line. The prime minister also interacted with some metro workers at the station, sources said.

PM Modi took a metro ride from Dhaula Kuan station to the newly opened Sector 25 Dwarka Yasho Bhoomi Metro Station prior to his inauguration. A large number of passengers interacted and took photos with him during the ride.

Features of the extension line

The high-speed corridor has been extended from Dwarka Sector 21 to the YashoBhoomi Dwarka Sector 25 station which has been built underground using the conventional cut-and-cover technology.

The opening of the new metro station at Dwarka Sector 25 will enhance urban connectivity in the sub-city and facilitate people in reaching the India International Convention and Expo Centre (IICC), named YashoBhoomi.

'Yashobhoomi' will also be connected to Delhi Airport Metro Express line with the inauguration of the new metro station 'Yashobhoomi Dwarka Sector 25'.

Delhi Metro will also increase the operational speed of Metro trains on Airport Express Line from 90 to 120 kilometre per hour reducing the travel time. The total journey from 'New Delhi' to 'Yashobhoomi Dwarka Sector 25' will take about 21 minutes.

"Passenger operations on this extended section will start from 3 pm today. With the addition of this section, the total length of the Airport Express Line from New Delhi to Yashobhoomi Dwarka Sector-25 is 24.9 km," a senior official said.

In addition to serving the convention centre, this new station will also provide metro connectivity to the residents around Dwarka Sector 25 and the new sectors along the Dwarka Expressway in neighbouring Gurugram. Residents of these areas will now be able to reach central Delhi in about half an hour, officials said.

With the opening of this section, the total length of the Delhi Metro network has now increased to 393 km with 288 stations, including the Noida-Greater Noida Metro Corridor and the Rapid Metro in Gurugram.

The Airport Express Line now has seven metro stations -- New Delhi (interchange with Yellow Line), Shivaji Stadium, Dhaula Kuan, Delhi Aerocity, Airport (T-3), Dwarka Sector-21 (interchange with Blue Line) and Yashobhoomi Dwarka Sector-25.
     

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