The Delhi Metro will begin a month-long “Heritage Walk” programme from Saturday to give people a taste of the rich history of Old Delhi.
The custom designed special ‘walks’ in the old Delhi areas for tourists and heritage enthusiasts will give them a detailed view of the cultural and historical heritage of many old Delhi landmarks.
In order to portray the rich culture of the city, DMRC has installed artworks, exhibitions etc at many stations across the city.
The Heritage Walks initiative is also an attempt by DMRC to take the city’s heritage closer to the people.
One has to pay Rs 500 per walk and duration of every walk would be around 60 to 90 minutes.
A total of eight such thematic walks will be conducted during the month on Saturdays and Sundays.
“The inaugural walk on August 5 and 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 spokesperson of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).