DMRC to start 'Heritage Walks' during weekends
Just a few weeks after the inauguration of its Heritage Line, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has announced to commence 'Heritage Walks'.
On weekends, commuters who have sign up for the walk will get to explore various parts of the city and their cultural relevance.
DMRC will start the month-long 'Heritage Walk' programme from Saturday, in collaboration with Delhi Walks, an entity specialising in conducting curated walks. Each walk will cost Rs 500, DMRC said.
During the pilot project, trained guides will accompany people on 'culture' walks, starting from various Metro stations in Old Delhi area. These walks will cover several historical locations, complete with associated stories.
In the hour-long walk, guides would subconsciously keep instructing commuters to "no get lost" through the trail.
"The inaugural walk on Saturday will be titled 'An Empire's Tale through the Blooming Red'. As part of this pilot project, a total of eight such walks with different themes will be arranged on all weekends of the month of August," said a statement from DMRC.
A total of eight such thematic walks will be conducted during the month on Saturdays and Sundays. The project may be carried further depending on the feedback of the participants, it said.
"This is an excellent opportunity for people to know about the rich cultural heritage of Delhi. These walks enable you to come to the oldest part of the city, where access by car and other modes of transport is difficult," said Anuj Dayal, from DMRC.
'Masjid-e-Jahanuma', 'Sair-o-Shahjahanabad', and the 'The Tales of the Traders' are among some subjects that will be shared with commuters during the walks.
The DMRC started the 'Heritage Corridor' in May 28 by extending the Violet Line (starting from Escorts Mujesar) further beyond the ITO station.
The stretch between ITO and Kashmere Gate is known as Heritage Corridor, for being situated along several monuments and ruins of historical importance.
DMRC added that bookings for the Heritage Walks can be made by calling on 9899692790 or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.