The Delhi Metro made a major foray in the City, as the ITO-Kashmere Gate ‘Heritage Line’ was thrown open to public on Sunday. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Union Urban development minister M Venkaiah Naidu flagged off the Heritage line through video conferencing on Sunday.
The New ‘Heritage Line’ has three Stations
– Delhi Gate
– Jama Masjid
– Red Fort
More To know About The Heritage Line:
* It is essentially an extension of the Violet Line that run between Faridabad and ITO presently
* It will take considerable load off at Chandni Chowk and Chawri Bazar stations of the Yellow Line.
* Janpath, Mandi House and ITO stations on this line have already been opened for the public that comprises of 4.2 km section of the 9.37 km-long-corridor.
* Total Length – 43.40 Km (From Escorts Mujesar- Kashmere Gate)
Length of ‘Heritage Line’ being 9.3 km
* One can reach ITO from Kashmere Gate within 10-12 minutes.
* With this launch of ‘Heritage Line’, Kashmere gate has also become the first station to facilitate seamless integration of three metro lines, namely, the Yellow, Red and Violet Line.
* The Heritage Line was given clearance by NMA (National Monuments Authority) on February 13, 2013.
* The corridor saw a ridership of 9,806 from 12 noon till 8pm on Sunday after the inauguration.
* Lal Quila was the busiest with a footfall of 3,472, followed by Jama Masjid (3,107), Kashmere Gate (2,073) and Delhi Gate (1,154).
The Most Interesting Thing About This Line is The ‘Dream Gates’
* With this extended version, the authorities have also facilitated the installation of entry and exit gates that can be operated via smartphone.
* The new gates, also known as the ‘Dream Gates’, have been installed in two stations, Lal Quila and Jama Masjid.
* Commuters entering the station can use a QR code that is generated by filling in details of the journey on digital payment portals like Paytm. Subsequently, the machine-readable code grants commuters entry/exit from the desired station.