New Delhi, May 28, 2017: Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday flagged off the first train of the Delhi Metro’s Heritage line. The corridor will be operational from today, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) announced.
Besides Naidu, Union Ministers Harshvardhan was also present at the flagging off ceremony.
An extension of the Violet Line (ITO-Escort Mujeser), this entirely underground section comprises four stations: Kashmere Gate, Dilli Gate, Jama Masjid and Lal Qila.
DMRC spokesperson Anuj Dayal had said that “Primary focus of construction of this line was to connect all major heritage buildings in Old Delhi locality. Also, the 5.17km-long stretch will connect Kashmere Gate to ITO and eventually to Faridabad.”
The corridor was flagged off two hours before the beginning of its commercial operation. However, after the inauguration of the Heritage line, the total length of Escorts Mujesar- Kashmere Gate line will now be 43.40 km. One can reach ITO from Kashmere Gate within 10-12 minutes.