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In Photos: Delhi Metro Heritage Line

by Ragini Puri June 9, 2017 16 comments
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In my last post – Riding the Delhi Heritage Metro Line, I wrote about the art installations inside the metro stations on the recently launched Heritage Line of the Delhi Metro. The photos accompanying the post were all from inside the Delhi Gate station. Here are some more photos from the other three stations that make up the Delhi Metro Heritage Line.

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Jama Masjid metro station interiors

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Photos of iconic landmarks set in jali work frames

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Jama Masjid metro station interiors

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An extension of the Violet Line (ITO-Escorts Mujeser), the Delhi Metro Heritage Line comprises four stations – Delhi Gate, Jama Masjid, Lal Quila, and Kashmere Gate. The line traverses the breadth of Old Delhi, making it easier to access heritage delights tucked inside the narrow lanes of the densely populated Walled City.

Delhi Metro Heritage Line, Heritage Line, DMRC, Heritage Corridor, Delhi Metro, Jama Masjid, Jama Masjid Metro Station, Ragini Puri, Travel Blogger, Travel Writer, Travel PhotographerThe art installations that dot the stations along the Delhi Metro Heritage Line have been conceptualised by Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH). While some of these installations are pretty striking, there are a few that are mundane and only seem to be covering up wall space.

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Lal Quila Metro Station

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Lal Quila Metro Station

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If the new stations on this line look all spic and span, it’s thanks to the hard work of these people and their colleagues.  They are on the job from 10 in the night to 6 in the morning…scrubbing granite floorwork, wiping steel railings, polishing glass, mopping platforms…a whole lot of work through the night.

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16 comments

Sreedhar Bhattaram June 10, 2017 at 5:57 am

Excellent Photographs of Delhi Metro Heritage Line Ragini!

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Ragini Puri June 10, 2017 at 3:05 pm

Thank you, sir. Glad you enjoyed the post.

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durga prasad dash June 10, 2017 at 9:34 am

You have beautifully covered the trail. Loved going through your post

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Ragini Puri June 10, 2017 at 3:06 pm

Thank you, Durga Prasad ji. Glad you enjoyed the post. Welcome to From My Window Seat. Looking forward to seeing more of you here.

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Yogi Saraswat June 10, 2017 at 2:46 pm

Wow ! Really Beautiful ! will ride very shortly

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Ragini Puri June 10, 2017 at 3:08 pm

Thank you, Yogi ji.

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Shrinidhi Hande June 10, 2017 at 3:07 pm

Should try on my next visit. Good gesture with cleaning boys

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Ragini Puri June 10, 2017 at 3:09 pm

Thanks, Shrinidhi.

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D of Love C and D June 12, 2017 at 7:58 pm

Some lovely photos there! The colours in your first shot are just stunning, I wish the train stations here in the UK were as bright and colourful. Interesting that you got to meet and talk to the local cleaning boys. I guess it’s something that you often forget when you turn up to these shiny new buildings – that it takes plenty of hours of ‘elbow grease’ to keep it that way. Thanks for sharing! Love C and D x

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Brianna June 13, 2017 at 2:20 am

I love when cities have great public transportation! Did you feel it was pretty safe? I’ve heard trains in India can get very crowded!

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Lindsay n Fener June 14, 2017 at 5:51 am

The Jali work frames are gorgeous. I love seeing how much pride they are taking with this station. It’s a far cry from the train stations in Delhi, isn’t it? And for you to meet the hard working fellas of the night shift offered a neat perspective. I appreciated reading about this, as sometimes I don’t take the time to appreciate the decor inside public transport hubs.

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Harsh Gupta June 14, 2017 at 8:53 pm

It’s been long since I boarded the Delhi Metro so yeah I haven’t seen Delhi Metro Heritage Line art installations yet. So this weekend, I am going to be taking the metro from the nearest station in order to get a check back on what’s up with my city. So happy to see you being so comfortable with the cleaning staff at 11 and the guys look so happy indeed! Wish you happy and safe travels 🙂

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nisha June 15, 2017 at 6:02 pm

Beautiful photos! I really like the way they have turned some of the metro stations into veritable art galleries. I do hope those boys know where to see their photos online. They would be completely thrilled.

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The Untourists June 21, 2017 at 9:17 am

It’s a lovely line, isn’t. It? That’s. One thing I like about Delhi. Heritage all over….

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Anindya Sundar Basu June 22, 2017 at 6:46 am

nice one gini. Enjoyed reading this . I will be soon in Delhi and will like to do something like this.

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