Metro Museum :
The Metro Museum at Patel Chowk Metro station showcases the origin, history and journey of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).
The museum, a collection of display panels, historical photographs and exhibits, traces the origin of the Delhi Metro which took 32 years to reach the operational stage from the drawing boards.
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 colors 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.
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.
Timings: 10:00 am – 11:00pm Monday Closed.