AGRA (Metro Rail News): The Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRC) has started construction track work on the Agra Metro Priority corridor. Authorities working on the Agra Metro Rail project are optimistic about the trial run shortly because track work is currently being done at the mainline.
“There is one crossover section (where the train changes track) at Taj East Gate Station, and the other crossover section on priority corridor is at Ramlila Maidan near Jama Masjid,” the press statement read.
The ballasted track will be used at the Agra metro depot, while a track without ballast will be manufactured for the Agra Metro corridor. A track without ballast needs less maintenance and is more suitable for metro rail projects, a news release from the UPMRC public relations office.
The depot’s test track is also finished and will be used for a test trial of the metro trains as soon as they arrive.
The construction of track work will be carried out first on the priority corridor’s elevated segment (from Taj East Gate to Fatehabad Road Metro Station), then will undergo track work toward the underground portion.
The first corridor of the Agra Metro Project, which connects Taj East Gate to Sikandara, is currently under construction. The Agra Metro Project will consist of two corridors, each measuring about 29.4 kilometres and having 27 stops.
Six stations will be in the priority corridor, three elevated and three underground.