Delhi Metro Museum

location_on Connaught Place
Facilities
Activities
Age Group
3 to 60
Key Attractions
Model of the Metro train, souvenir shop, model of the tunnel boring machine and mannequins wearing the different uniforms .
Visit Duration
About an Hour
Indoor/Outdoor
Indoor
Picnic Venue
No
Days & Timings
Museum Timings - 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM (All days)
Curator services - 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM (All days except Monday & National Holidays.)
Tickets/Entry Fee
Rs 8/- per person. Entry free for persons commuting through metro
Photography
Not Allowed
Food & Water Facility
No - Cannaught Place and Bengali Market are the closest food hub. Food stall outside the Patel Chowk Metro Station.
Restroom Available
Yes
Parking
Yes
Differently-abled/Stroller friendly
Yes
about

South Asia's first modern Metro Museum, showcasing the Delhi Metro opened in New Delhi, the only such installation worldwide in an operational Metro station.The Metro Museum at Patel Chowk Metro station explains the whole journey from the from foundation of  the metro being laid to its commercial operations in 2002. Though founded only in 1995 with commercial operations beginning on 25th December 2002, the DMRC has a rich and varied history because of the nature of the project that is India's largest urban intervention in the transportation sector since Independence. The Delhi Metro Museum is the only one of its kind in an operational station set up in a short duration of two months. The museum, a collection of display panels, historical photographs and exhibits, traces the genesis of the Delhi Metro which took 32 years to reach the operational stage from the drawing boards, major milestones, issues regarding the selection of the technology such as rolling stock (trains), rail gauge, etc. It has displays on the unique management style and work culture of the DMRC. The Museum has an extensive section on the construction of the Metro and the problems encountered during the process, including the story behind the construction of technological marvels such as the Chawri Bazaar Metro station, which is the second deepest Metro station in the world, India's first extra-dosed bridge. A model of Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM), a "tooth" taken from a TBM, soil samples collected from around the city and helmets of different colours used at construction sites form part of the Museum. The technological features of the Metro system such as the Automatic Train Control System, Automatic Fare Collection system, round-the-clock activities of various departments, features friendly for the physically challenged, actual Metro rails and Over Head Equipment (OHE) to supply power are described in the Museum. It has an account of the first day of Metro's operation when about 1.2 million people queued up for a ride at six stations. The Museum has two touch screen computers that play the DMRC corporate movie and animations describing the way tunnel boring machines and launching girders used in elevated construction work. Mannequins wearing the different uniforms worn by operations and construction staff, along with brief descriptions of these, a model of the Metro train, models of stations, share certificates and close-circuit television camera which visitors can use are included.Souvenirs such as Metro ties, pens, key-chains and books will be available for sale at the Metro Museum. Curator services at the Museum can be availed .

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+911123417910,+911123417912
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Address
Patel Chowk Metro Station , Patel Chowk Near Dak/Sanchar Bhawan DL IN - 110001   Connaught Place   Nearest Metro Station: Patel Chowk Metro Station (Blue Line)
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