Agra (Metro Rail News): the Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRC) has asked the district administration and the Agra Development Authority (ADA) to provide a map of water sewer and a gas pipeline network of the city within 15 days. The map would help in implementing the required arrangement of hassle-free construction of two corridor metro rail project in the city. The state government orders to expedite Agra metro rail project works.
The work on corridor 1 from Sikandra to Taj East Gate will be started by the UPMRC.
“Responsibility for the arrangement of required land for development of the metro rail infrastructure is of the ADA. Work has been initiated this regard. A citywide survey will be conducted, before starting the construction work. The district administration, municipal corporation, Jal Nigam, private power distribution company and other agencies have been asked to provide maps of their underground infrastructure in the city. This will help in sorting out hindrances in implementation of the metro rail project,” said an official of the UPMRC.
The Union had Cabinet approved on February 28the Agra Metro Rail Project which is estimated to cost Rs. 8,379.62 crore and is planned to be completed in five years. A total of 27 stations will be developed along 29.4km of the rail corridor in the city.
The Agra Metro Rail Project will have two corridor which will pass through the heart of the city and will connect prominent tourist place including Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Sikandra as well as ISBT, Raja Ki Mandi railway station, medical college, Agra Cantt railway station, collectorate, Sanjay Place and other densely populated areas , according to Detailed Project Report (DPR) which was approved by the Union Cabinet .