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Delhi Metro's Heritage Line: A ride though the charms of old Delhi

India | News18.com | May 31, 2017, 1:53 pm
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 Can't make time to visit the historic marvels of Old Delhi? Do the next best thing - take a metro ride through the Heritage Line. Delhi Gate, Jama Masjid and Lal Quila metro stations started operating on the Violet line on May 28. Popularly termed as the Heritage Line, it will now transport tourists and the curious Delhiites to the bustling markets, temples and monuments of purani Dilli.<br><br>These stations allow Delhiites to delve into the rich culture and history of the Walled City through its panel installations conceptualised by the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage. Also, opened just in time for Ramadan, the metro ride will make travelling to Old Delhi and Jama Masjid easier.<br><br>Each station offers a glimpse into one unique facet of Old Delhi. <br><br>Image: The newly inaugurated Delhi Gate Metro Station. (Photo: Mehak Srivastava)<br />

Can't make time to visit the historic marvels of Old Delhi? Do the next best thing - take a metro ride through the Heritage Line. Delhi Gate, Jama Masjid and Lal Quila metro stations started operating on the Violet line on May 28. Popularly termed as the Heritage Line, it will now transport tourists and the curious Delhiites to the bustling markets, temples and monuments of purani Dilli.

These stations allow Delhiites to delve into the rich culture and history of the Walled City through its panel installations conceptualised by the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage. Also, opened just in time for Ramadan, the metro ride will make travelling to Old Delhi and Jama Masjid easier.

Each station offers a glimpse into one unique facet of Old Delhi.

Image: The newly inaugurated Delhi Gate Metro Station. (Photo: Mehak Srivastava)

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 The Delhi Gate Metro Station offers a glimpse into the old world charm of Old Delhi showcasing its popular markets including Chandini Chawk, Chawri Bazar and Phool Mandi. (Photo: Mehak Srivastava)

The Delhi Gate Metro Station offers a glimpse into the old world charm of Old Delhi showcasing its popular markets including Chandini Chawk, Chawri Bazar and Phool Mandi. (Photo: Mehak Srivastava)

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 As you walk towards the Entry and Exit gates of the Delhi Gate Metro Station, a pink framed candid of an Old Delhi marketplace can be seen. (Photo: Mehak Srivastava)

As you walk towards the Entry and Exit gates of the Delhi Gate Metro Station, a pink framed candid of an Old Delhi marketplace can be seen. (Photo: Mehak Srivastava)

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 Another one of these pink framed photographs feature Allahabad Bank and Bata (Photo: Mehak Srivastava)

Another one of these pink framed photographs feature Allahabad Bank and Bata (Photo: Mehak Srivastava)

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 Stop 2: Jama Masjid Metro Station <br><br>The flower decorations remain from the inauguration ceremony of the Jama Masjid Metro Station. (Photo: Mehak Srivastava)

Stop 2: Jama Masjid Metro Station

The flower decorations remain from the inauguration ceremony of the Jama Masjid Metro Station. (Photo: Mehak Srivastava)

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 In this panel, we see a picture of Jama Masjid enhanced with pink wood work. (Photo: Mehak Srivastava)

In this panel, we see a picture of Jama Masjid enhanced with pink wood work. (Photo: Mehak Srivastava)

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 A few more glimpses of the Walled City as you take the escalator at the Jama Masjid Metro Station. (Photo: Mehak Srivastava)

A few more glimpses of the Walled City as you take the escalator at the Jama Masjid Metro Station. (Photo: Mehak Srivastava)

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 Stop 3: Lal Quila Metro Station<br><br>The panels showcase beautiful pictures of Lal Quila (Red Fort). (Photo: Mehak Srivastava)

Stop 3: Lal Quila Metro Station

The panels showcase beautiful pictures of Lal Quila (Red Fort). (Photo: Mehak Srivastava)

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 Exit from Gate no. 4 of Lal Quila Metro Station to find Lal Quila (Red Fort) on your left and Shri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir on your right. (Photo: Mehak Srivastava)

Exit from Gate no. 4 of Lal Quila Metro Station to find Lal Quila (Red Fort) on your left and Shri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir on your right. (Photo: Mehak Srivastava)

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 View of Lal Quila (Red Fort) from Gate No. 4 of the Lal Quila Metro Station. (Photo: Mehak Srivastava)

View of Lal Quila (Red Fort) from Gate No. 4 of the Lal Quila Metro Station. (Photo: Mehak Srivastava)

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 You can spot Shri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir on your right from Gate No. 4 of Lal Quila Metro Station. (Photo: Mehak Srivastava)

You can spot Shri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir on your right from Gate No. 4 of Lal Quila Metro Station. (Photo: Mehak Srivastava)