New Delhi: The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) and the National Museum, New Delhi signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today to develop the Udyog Bhawan Metro station as a hub of art and culture.
As per the MoU, the Udyog Bhawan Metro station on the Jahangirpuri – HUDA City Centre (Yellow Line) corridor will be developed as the gateway to the National Museum. Art works and artifacts will be displayed at the concourse area (both paid and unpaid areas) of the station.
While National Museum will arrange, display as well as maintain the art works, artifacts etc, DMRC will provide the necessary space and other ancillary requirements such as cabling, wiring, civil work etc. The displays will also be periodically changed by National Museum so that the visitors to the station get to see new artifacts and art works from time to time.
The MoU was signed at the Metro Bhawan today between Sh. Vikas Kumar, Executive Director, Operations from DMRC and Sh. Sanjiv Mittal, Director General, from National Museum in the presence of DMRC’s Managing Director, Dr. Mangu Singh and other senior officials.
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National Museum, a constituent of the Ministry of Culture is one of India’s most prestigious museums. It is a treasure trove of many art works, artifacts, antiques etc displaying India’s rich socio cultural heritage. This MoU is a continuation of the Delhi Metro’s efforts to utilize its premises for the promotion of Indian art and culture.
DMRC has associated itself with many other government bodies/ organizations such as the Ministry of Culture, Delhi Tourism, India Habitat Centre, Indian Council of Historical Research as well as independent artists for setting up display panels, art works etc at the Metro stations across the network.
To promote the culture of book reading among the commuters, book stores have also been opened at the Kashmere Gate and Vishwavidyalaya Metro stations by the National Book Trust as well as Sahitya Akademi.