DMRC signs MoU with INTACH for developing Metro stations
Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) and the Indian National Trust for Art & Cultural Heritage (INTACH), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Wednesday to develop Green Park and Jor Bagh Metro stations of the Yellow Line as a hub of art and culture and to promote the cause of bringing awareness of heritage sites in the domain of general public.
“As per the MoU, DMRC will allocate prominent locations of the concourse area of Green Park and Jor Bagh Metro station (Yellow Line) for the installation of exhibition panels displaying photographs and information of the heritage sites in the country with its historical reference.
“The aim would also be to promote Indian heritage by taking these subjects to the commuters,” said DMRC in a press statement.
“While INTACH will arrange, display as well as maintain the art works, artefacts etc, DMRC will provide the necessary space and other ancillary requirements such as cabling, wiring, civil work etc. The displays will also be periodically replaced by INTACH so that visitors get to see new artefacts and art works from time to time,” it added.
INTACH, a non-profit organisation, is recognised as one of the world’s largest heritage organisations, with over 180 chapters across the country. This MoU is a continuation of the Delhi Metro’s endeavours to utilise its premises for the promotion of Indian heritage, art and culture.
DMRC has earlier associated itself with many other government bodies/organisations such as the Ministry of Culture, Delhi Tourism, India Habitat Centre, Indian Council of Historical Research as well as independent artists for setting up display panels, art works etc at the Metro stations across the network.