AGRA (Metro Rail News): Construction of depot line for Agra Metro has begun with the commencement of piling work on the depot line with 13 piles already constructed so far.
This depot line is constructed for the Line-1 (14.24 km) of Agra Metro from Sikandra to Taj East Gate which is partly elevated (6.56 km) and partly underground (7.68 km) with 14 stations.
The depot line will connect the main line with the Metro Depot which is under construction at PAC Ground where metro trains will be stabled and maintained. For the depot line, a total of 139 piles, 39 pile capes and 34 piers will be constructed.
Regarding update on the construction of metro depot for Agra Metro on Line-1 at PAC ground, boundary wall of 1300 meters has been completed so far out of the total 2600 meters. 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.
Regarding update on the construction of the elevated section of the Priority Corridor between Taj East Gate to Fatehabad Road of Agra Metro, a total 34 pillars, 84 pile caps and 500 piles have been completed so far in record time.
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.