Delhi Metro to offer heritage walks in Old Delhi every Saturday
DMRC has tied up with Delhi Walks, which specializes in organizing specially curated walks for visitors to various locations such as Chandni Chowk, Red Fort and Jama Masjid. As part of the ‘Heritage Walk’ series, the visitors will assemble at different Metro stations.Updated: Aug 07, 2017 07:07 IST
Passengers travelling with Delhi Metro will be able to participate in ‘Heritage Walk’ every Saturday from four metro stations in old Delhi.
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRRC) will offer custom designed special ‘walks’ in the old Delhi areas for tourists and heritage enthusiasts, to give them a detailed view of the cultural and historical heritage of many old Delhi landmarks.
“The inaugural walk on August 5 and will be titled ‘An Empire’s Tale through the Blooming Red’. As part of this pilot project, a total of eight such walks with different themes will be arranged on all weekends of the month of August,” said a spokesperson of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).
For this project, DMRC has tied up with Delhi Walks, which specializes in organizing specially curated walks for visitors to various locations of historical importance across the country. As part of the ‘Heritage Walk’ series, the visitors will assemble at different Metro stations of old Delhi and then proceed for the walks accompanied by trained guides.
Delhi Metro has opened its ITO – Kashmere Gate section on 28th May this year. The corridor passes through various historical landmarks such as Delhi Gate, Jama Masjid and Red Fort. “On this section, efforts have been made to portray the rich culture of the area through photographs, artworks, installations etc at all the stations. A portion of the Yellow Line also passes through Old Delhi areas such as Chawri Bazar and Chandni Chowk,” the DMRC spokesperson added.
In order to portray the rich culture of the city, DMRC has installed artworks, exhibitions etc at many stations across the city. The Heritage Walks initiative is also an attempt by DMRC to take the city’s heritage closer to the people. One has to pay Rs 500 per walk and duration of every walk would be around 60 to 90 minutes.
The initiative is being started as a pilot project and depending upon the response and feedback, DMRC will take the initiative further.