First Look: Ride on Delhi Metro’s Heritage Line this Sunday
Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and Union urban development minister M Venkaiah Naidu will flag off the much awaited Heritage Line of Delhi metro on Sunday 10am.
After the inauguration ceremony, the ITO- Kashmere Gate section of the Delhi Metro will be opened to public from 12 noon on Sunday.
The section is part of the Phase-3 of Delhi metro and once it is compete, the ridership is expected to increase to 45 lakh from 28 lakh.
With this, the Delhi metro will surpass the mass-transits in Moscow, Seoul and Tokyo metro network.
The Heritage Line was given clearance by NMA (National Monuments Authority) on February 13, 2013.
Janpath, Mandi House and ITO stations on this line have already been opened for the public (4.2km section of the 9.37km-long-corridor is operational). This corridor will connect the Old Delhi areas like Daryaganj, Delhi Gate and Red Fort with the business hub of Delhi at Janpath.
With the opening of this section, Kashmere Gate will emerge as the biggest interchange station, as passengers travelling on Rithala-Dilshad Garden, Samaipur Badli-HUDA City Center and Faridabad line can change from here. As a result, Rajeev Chowk, which caters to over 5 lakh commuters every day, will also be decongested and the DMRC is expecting to reduce the footfall here to 3.5 lakh.
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