The Heritage Corridor
Central Secretariat - Kashmere Gate
The ITO – Kashmere Gate corridor of the Delhi Metro was opened for the public on 28th May 2017. The 5.17 km long underground corridor is an extension of the already operational Escorts Mujesar (Faridabad) – ITO Violet Line and comprises of four stations – Delhi Gate, Jama Masjid, Lal Quila and Kashmere Gate.
The Kashmere Gate station is the first ever interchange facility of the Delhi Metro system to provide interconnectivity between three corridors of the network (violet line with red and yellow lines).
This section, also called the heritage line passes through various historical landmarks of the Old Delhi such as Delhi Gate, Jama Masjid and Red Fort. After the commissioning of this section, residents of Faridabad and various south Delhi areas such as Govindpuri, Kalkaji, Nehru Place, East of Kailash etc will be able to travel directly to Old Delhi and vice versa.
With the opening of this section, the Escorts Mujesar (Faridabad) – Kashmere Gate corridor has become 43 kilometres long. All the four stations of this section have also received platinum rating for meeting green building norms from the Indian Green Building Council.
Commuters travelling on the yellow line between Central Secretariat and Kashmere Gate will also have another alternative of using the violet line for reaching the same destinations which, in turn, will decongest the system.
Since the corridor passes through areas of great historical importance, the stations have been decorated with panels and artworks depicting the glory of the bygone era.
Book On DMRC Heritage Corridor
Film On DMRC Heritage Corridor
Time Duration - 4:02, English