Delhi Metro: The Delhi Metro ‘Heritage Line’ from ITO-Kashmere Gate is finally set to open by next month. DMRC officials say that They have applied for the safety inspection of the line to CMRS (Commissioner, Metro Rail Safety). A senior Metro official said,”Once the inspection is done and we get the go ahead, we will begin operations on the line. It will certainly be thrown open to the public by the next month.”
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- The 5.17 Kilometres long line, which is entirety underground, will connect 4 heritage stations including — Jama Masjid, Delhi Gate, Lal Quila, & Kashmere Gate.
- The opening of the line will bring respite to commuters, as the overall frequency of trains will improve, Delhi Metro officials said.
- The corridor is an extension of the Delhi Metro’s Violet Line — Escorts Mujesar (Faridabad)-ITO.
- A senior Metro official said, “Once the inspection is done and we get the go ahead, we will start operations on the line. It will certainly be thrown open to the public by the next month.”
- “At present the frequency is very low at ITO. At times there is a gap of 15 to 20 minutes for the next train to come and it becomes too crowded. We need the new line to open soon,” Anisha Agarwal, a commuter said.
- The official said,”Earlier, it took some time to get approvals from all heritage committees to start work. Later in October, construction work was stopped for a while because of pollution-control measures in which our machinery and labour had to be removed.”