Delhi Metro’s Heritage Line launched | Fusion - WeRIndia

Delhi Metro’s Heritage Line launched

Delhi Metro’s Heritage Line launched

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation opened the ITO-Kashmere Gate ‘Heritage Line’ yesterday. It has three stations, Delhi Gate, Jama Masjid and Red Fort.

The new line was jointly inaugurated by the Union Urban Development Minister M.Venkaiah Naidu and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

The first metro connection in Delhi was initiated in 2002 which had revived the city.

Before inaugurating the line, a two-day inspection was conducted in the last week. Then the Commissioner of Metro Railway Safety (CMRS) gave his nod to open the line.

Here are some important facts about the new Heritage Line:

  • The new line was built with many difficulties and challenges as the Delhi Metro engineers had to build it via congested areas and also through stretches which are close to vital historical monuments.
  • The Heritage Line is 5.17 km long. It was formally inaugurated by the Urban Development Minister and the Chief Minister of Delhi jointly.
  • The new Heritage Line of the Delhi Metro will take significant load off the Chandni Chowk and Chawri Bazar stations of the Yellow Line.
  • This line has three stations. All these lines are underground, and have been planned to be consistent with the heritage of the area so that one cannot miss the glimpse of both past and present.
  • With the inauguration of this line, the total metro network at present functioning in Delhi and NCR is 217 kilometres with 162 stations.
  • Currently, in India, 346 kilometres of Metro Rail is operational.
  • Around 530 kilometres of Metro Rail is under construction in various cities.
  • More than 800 kilometres is under proposal with various state governments.
  • This new line is basically an extension of the Violet Line that runs between Faridabad and ITO at present.
  • The stations have been done in granite with stone layer in the interiors.

Image credit: Photo by Justin Main on Unsplash (Free for commercial use)

Image Reference:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *