Agra Metro: Information, Route Maps & Project Updates


Agra Metro project is comes under Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS) with 29 stations of two lines.

RITES prepared the Detailed Project Report (DPR) and forwarded to the Uttar Pradesh Government on June 2016 for the permission.

The Union Cabinet authorised the metro project in Agra worth Rs 8379.62 crore, on 28 Feb 2019.

The project received the Central Government’s Cabinet approval in February 2019, and was cleared for construction by the Supreme Court in July 2020 with a list of 11 conditions that UPMRCL must adhere to.

Construction work on Phase 1’s first 4 km section (Taj East Gate – Taj Mahal Ramp) started on December 7, 2020 with the Prime Minister inaugurating works remotely. Its Priority Corridor comprises of a 7 km section with 6 stations (3 underground and 3 elevated) between Jama Masjid and Taj East Gate.

Agra Metro’s Deadline: March 2024 (Priority Corridor) and 2026 (Phase 1)

The project will be financed partly from the Government of India and Govt. of Uttar Pradesh on equal equity basis and a 480 million Euro (approx. Rs. 4195 crore) loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB).

Phase 1’s Detailed Project Report (DPR) prepared in December 2017 and Supplementary DPR prepared in January 2019 can both be viewed & downloaded here.

System Specifications

  • Top Speed: 80 kmph
  • Average Speed: 34 kmph
  • Track Gauge: Standard Gauge – 1435 mm
  • Electrification: 750V DC Third Rail
  • Signalling: Communications-based train control (CBTC)


  • Operational route – 0 km
  • Under Construction – 0 km
  • Total distance approved – 29.40 km
  • Total Estimated Cost – 8,379.62 cr (Line-2)
  • Total Estimated Ridership – 7.36 lakh every day
  • Total Estimated Coaches – 87

Agra Metro Phase 1 Route Information

Line-1: Sikandra – Taj East Gate

  • Length: 14.25 km
  • Type: Elevated (6.569 km) and underground (7.681 km)
  • Depot: PAC Depot (16.3 hectares)
  • Number of Stations: 14
  • Station Names: Sikandra, Guru Ka Taal, ISBT, Shastri Nagar (future), RBS College, Raja Ki Mandi, St. John’s (Agra University), Medical College, Jama Masjid, Agra Fort, Taj Mahal (Purani Mandi), Fatehabad Road, Basai & Taj East Gate

Line-2: Agra Cantt. – Kalindi Vihar

  • Length: 15.40 km
  • Type: Elevated
  • Depot: Kalindi Vihar Depot (11.9 hectares)
  • Number of Stations: 15
  • Station Names: Agra Cantt., Sultanpura, Sadar Bazaar, Pratap Pura (future), Collectorate, Subhash Park, St. John’s (Agra University), Hariparvat Chauraha, Sanjay Place, MG Road, Sultanganj Crossing, Kamla Nagar, Rambagh, Foundary Nagar, Mandi Samiti (Agra Mandi) & Kalindi Vihar

Agra Metro Fares (Ticket Prices)

Agra Metro’s fare structure, prices and rules have not been announced yet. That will be finalized closer to the start of commercial operations. UPMRCL plans to use the latest technologies for its automatic fare collection (AFC) system to allow QR codes and Near Field Communication (NFC) phones to utilize the system

Agra Metro Tenders

Agra Metro’s tenders can be viewed on the UPMRCL’s website. News on these notices, their bidders, awarded tenders and contracts are covered in further detail on the news & construction page.

Agra Metro Major Contractors

Contract Contractor
General Consultant (GC) TYPSA-Italferr JV
Detailed Design Consultant (DDC) for Line-1 Tata Consulting Engineers (TCE) – 3TI Progetti Italia-Ingegneria Integrata SPA –  Leap Infrasys JV
Civil Package AGCC-01 – Taj East Gate – Taj Mahal Ramp (4 kms, 3 stations) Sam (India) Builtwell Pvt. Ltd.
Civil Package AGCC-02 – RBS College Ramp – Taj Mahal Ramp (7.9 km, 7 stations) Bids Invited August 2021
Civil Package AGCC-03 – PAC Grounds Depot (Line-1) Lisha Engineers
KNPAGRS-01: Supply of 201 standard gauge cars (rolling stock) including Train Control & Signalling System for Agra & Kanpur metro projects Bombardier Transportation
Package KNPAGT-1: 17,700 MT Head Hardened Rails East Metals AG
Package KNPAGT-2: Standard gauge UIC 60 turnouts, scissor crossovers and check rails Voestalpine VAE VKN India Pvt. Ltd.
KNPAGT-3: Supply of ballastless track for Kanpur & Agra metros and fastening systems (viaduct, underground & depots) Larsen & Toubro
KNPAGT-4: Supply of 1620 MT Rails (UIC 60 / 60E1 IRS-T-2009, 880 grade, class A) for Kanpur & Agra Metro Tender Cancelled (SAIL was only technically qualified bidder)
KNAG-01: CNC Under Floor Pit Wheel Lathe Machine HYT Engineering Company Pvt. Ltd.
KNAG-02: Battery Operated Road Cum Rail Vehicle (Electric Bogie Tractor) ZAGRO Bahn-und Baumaschinen GmbH
KNAG-03: Synchronized Pit Jacks & Mobile Jacks Pfaff Verkehrstechnik GmbH
KNAG-04: Bogie Turn Table Lai Yew Seng (India) Pvt. Ltd.
KNAG-05: Re-railing Rescue Equipment Tender Cancelled
KNAG-06(R1): Rescue Vehicle Phooltas Transrail
KNAG-07: Automatic Train Washing Plant Cyclosystem India Pvt. Ltd.
KNPAGE-03: Elevators / Lifts for Agra Metro Line-1 and Kanpur Metro’s both lines Johnson Lifts. Pvt. Ltd.
KNPAGS-1: Telecommunications (Telecom) HFCL Ltd.


Line-1 – Detailed Design Consultant (DDC) – Tata Consulting Engineers (TCE) : 3TI Progetti Italia-Ingegneria Integrata SPA – JV Leap Infrasys
KNPAGRS-01 – Supply of 201 standard gauge cars with Train Control and Signalling System for Agra & Kanpur metro projects – Bidding Underway


DPR submitted to the state govt – July 2016
The central govt rejected the DPR as it didn’t finalise the new Metro Rail Policy 2017 introduced that month- September 2017
The Govt of UP Cabinet decides to develop metros in Meerut, Kanpur, and Agra – Jan 2018
DPR sent by the UP Govt to the Central govt – September 2018
UP govt has allocated Rs 175 cr to begin preliminary work in the budget – Feb 2019
Union govt approved the metro project in Agra – Feb 2019
Foundation stone laid down by Prime Minister Narendra Modi – March 2019
LMRC has requested relevant authorities to transfer land for Metro construction – August 2019
Construction work is yet to start as few permissions from the Supreme Court of India, Taj Trapezium Zone Authority forest department, Archaeological Survey of India & other departments are pending. Once permissions are in place, the land acquisition would take another 3 months – Jan 2020

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