AGRA (Metro Rail News): In the last week, Sam India Builtwell achieved two significant milestones on Fatehabad Road’s 4 km Taj East Gate – Taj Mahal Ramp elevated corridor for the Agra Metro Phase 1 project. The final 684 piles for pier foundation construction were installed last week. During a virtual ceremony held by Prime Minister Modi in December 2020, the first ceremonial pile for the 14.25 kilometre Line-1 was drilled.
Then, with the help of Appolo Cranes, Sam’s station team finished installing all 144 double T girders for the platform level of Taj East Gate Station, Basai Station, and Fatehabad Road Station on Sunday. On August 31, 2021, construction on the launch began. Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRC) awarded Sam India Builtwell the Rs. 272.95 crore contract for the 7 km Priority Corridor’s 4 km Package AGCC-01 in October 2020.
Since November 2021, technical offers from seven contractors have been considered for the remaining 3 km underground portion (Package AGCC-02) of the Priority Corridor between Taj Mahal and Jama Masjid stations. However, due to bidding delays, the UPMRC will not be able to complete the 3 km underground section of the Priority Corridor before the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, as planned.