AGRA: Half of the pilling work has been completed in record time for the Agra Metro Rail Project. A total of 344 piles have been completed in less than four and half months out of the 688 piles to be made for the elevated portion running from Taj East Gate to Fatehabad Road with three elevated stations.
At present, work of 344 piles, 33 pile capes and 11 pillars have been completed for the 3 km long elevated portion of Priority Corridor. For the elevated section, 688 piles, 171 pile caps and 171 pillars and 104 pier caps are to be constructed.
Regarding update on the construction of first depot for Agra Metro on Line-1 at PAC ground, boundary wall of 680 meters has been completed so far out of the total 2400 meters. Casting of 50% blocks for the boundary wall is also completed along with work on other structures is also going with full speed for the metro depot. Work for metro depot construction was awarded to Lisha Engineers Pvt. Ltd in October 2020 for a contract value of INR 112.63 crores and is expected to be completed by June, 2022.
The Priority Corridor of Agra Metro comprises construction of 6 km long section from Taj East Gate to Jama Masjid with six stations. Contract is awarded to Sam India Built Well Pvt. Ltd. for the elevated portion of length 3 km with 3 stations namely – Fatehabad Road, Basai & Taj East Gate. However, tender is still pending for the underground section of length of 3 km that will run from Jama Masjid to Taj Mahal with three underground stations.
Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRC) has set a deadline of March 2024 to start operation of metro trains on the Priority Corridor.
Line-1 (14.24 km) of Agra Metro is partly elevated (6.56 km) and partly underground (7.68 km) with 14 stations. These stations are Sikandra, Guru Ka Taal, ISBT, Shastri Nagar, RBS College, Raja Ki Mandi, Agra University, Medical College, Jama Masjid, Agra Fort, Taj Mahal, Fatehabad Road, Basai & Taj East Gate.