Agra, India (Metro Rail News): Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on 7 December 2020, laid the foundation stone of the Agra Metro Rail Project. He even proclaimed that the elevated section of the project would be built at the cost of Rs.273 Crore. After one year of the announcement made by PM Modi, the structure of the metro station at Basai, Fatehabad Road and Taj Mahal East Gate has been erected. It signified that around 50% of the Phase-1 project had been completed.
As per the official statement, the work on the elevated section of the Agra metro will get completed by the year 2022. Moreover, the PMO is also seeking regular updates from the authorities about completing the Agra Metro Rail Project.
MD, Kumar Keshav, Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation, said that the team deserves appreciation for completing the project in one year. He also added that the elevated section of 3.2 km. It will also have three corridors.
Project Director of Agra Metro, Arvind Rai, said that the construction work on all three stations will be completed by 7 December of next year and till then, they will be building an underground metro station. UPMRC has given the construction of the elevated section to the SAM INDIA BUILT WELL. Arvind Rai also stated that the construction of converge beam, horizontal beam, pillar cap, pillar, U girder, T Girder is done at the casting yard at Barmauli, Katara. It is where the concrete structure is first pre-cast and then transported to the central location.
In addition to it, two more corridors are expected to be built in Tajnagri, Agra. The first corridor will be from Sikandra to the east gate of Taj and will be 14 Km with a total of 13 stations, six elevated and seven underground. The second corridor will be from Cantt railway station to the Kalindi Vihar. UPMRC is expected to spend a total of around Rs.8,384 crore on the Agra Metro Rail Project.