Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday took a ride in a Delhi Metro train to reach the venue of an event in north Delhi’s Alipur area.

PM Modi took the metro at Lok Kalyan Marg metro station to 26, Alipur Road to participate in the event organised on the eve of Dalit icon Dr B R Ambedkar’s birth anniversary.

Some commuters clicked selfies and talked to the prime minister inside a coach in which he was travelling.

The birthday of Dalit icon and father of the constitution Dr B R Ambedkar will be observed on Saturday, April 14.

Meanwhile, PM Modi will visit the Bijapur district in Chhattisgarh on the occasion of Ambedkar Jayanti on April 14, an official release said on Friday.

The release said that the Prime Minister will dedicate to the nation the Bhanupratappur-Gudum Railway Line via video conference on Dalit icon Bhimrao Ambedkar’s 127th birth anniversary.

Prime Minister Modi will also launch the first health and wellness centre under the flagship Ayushman Bharat programme in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district on Saturday.

(with input from agencies)