Metro’s Qutub Minar line to showcase Delhi’s heritage

New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Passengers travelling on Delhi Metro’s Central Secretariat-Qutub Minar stretch, which is about to be commissioned, will have access to information about the capital’s rich heritage, an official said Thursday.

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) in collaboration with the Indian National Trust For Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) has decided to showcase Delhi’s rich heritage on the 10 stations on the line.

‘The monuments which will be showcased include the India Gate and its surroundings, Lodhi Garden, Safdarjung’s Tomb, Hauz Khas complex, Vijay Mandal, Siri Fort Wall, and Qila Rai Pithora,’ Delhi Metro’s chief public relations officer Anuj Dayal said.

‘The Qutub Minar Metro station will have this information displayed this month, while the other metro stations will have similar information about the historical monuments around the station area ready in another two or three months,’ he said.

‘The 40 panels at all the 10 Metro stations will display the information about the monuments and its proximity from the station,’ Dayal said.

The stations on this stretch are Udyog Bhawan, Race Course Road, Jor Bagh, INA Market, AIIMS, Green Park, Hauz Khas, Malviya Nagar and Saket. The line is scheduled to be operational by the end of August 2010, Dayal said.

The Qutub Minar-Gurgaon stretch of the line is already operational.

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