AGRA, INDIA (Metro Rail News): The civil construction work of the first corridor of the Agra Metro Project is being carried out with full momentum and precision. The team of Agra Metro Project has proven its dedication and worth by completing the erection of 100 piers, in just 10 months from the commencement of civil construction of the project. Piers, or commonly known as ‘pillars’ are the main support structure for the U girders of the metro project.
Managing Director, Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation Shri Kumar Keshav said, “The timely erection of the piers indicates that the project is being executed with accuracy and in a time-bound manner and the entire project will be executed within the stated timeline, with utmost safety, accuracy and finesse.”
Completion of 100 piers marks the completion of most of the civil construction work for the 3 KMs elevated sections of the priority stretch, which runs from Taj East Gate station and Fatehabad Road.
The first station of the corridor, i.e. Taj East Gate, has already started coming into shape and it will soon be ready. Double T Girders are already being placed for the concourse area along with the commencement of construction work for the area from concourse to platform, for Taj East Gate Metro Station. Also, the concourse beam of Basai Metro station has also been cast and the construction work of the station area will commence shortly.
It is to be noted that Agra Metro Project was virtually inaugurated by Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, in presence of Hon’ble Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath on 7th December 2020. In just 10 months from the date of its inauguration, the Agra Metro Project team has completed 616 piles, 120 pile caps and 102 piers for the elevated section of the priority stretch of the 29.4 km long first corridor, which runs from Taj East Gate to Sikandara.