On Friday, The ‘Heritage Line’ stretch of the Delhi Metro will be operational from May 28, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) declared .
An extension of the Violet Line (ITO-Escort Mujeser), this stretch comprises four stations — Kashmere Gate, Dilli Gate, Jama Masjid and Lal Qila.
The line will be introduced by Union Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal around the same time two hours before the start of its business operation, the transporter said.
Beset by delays, the stretch missed a number of deadlines throughout its course, and was expected to be open to the public last year.
Metro authorities have ascribed the deferrals to challenges they confronted amid the development on the helpless extend, the same number of chronicled bulwarks were laid along it.
Procurement of land and exodus of the labour force immediately after demonetisation were also cited as issues which slowed the pace of construction.