Agra Metro project to be completed by 2024

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The metro rail project in Agra, which is planned to be completed by 2024, will provide a boost to the urban public transport connectivity in the city.  The Union Cabinet on 28-Feb-2019 has approved Agra Metro Rail Project.

More Information:

  • The Agra Metro Rail Project will have 2 corridors – Sikandra to Taj East Gate and Agra Cantt to Kalindi Vihar.
  • The length of Sikandra to Taj East Gate corridor 14.00 km, which is partly elevated and partly underground comprises of 13 Stations (6-Elevated and 7-Underground).
  • The length of Agra Cantt to Kalindi Vihar corridor is 15.40 km comprising of 14 stations all elevated.
  • These two corridors will connect prominent tourist places including Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Sikandra as well as ISBT, Raja Ki Mandi Railway Station, Medical College, Agra Cant Railway Station, Collectorate, Sanjay Place and surrounding densely populated residential areas.
  • The Metro Rail System will also promote Transit Oriented Development (TOD) which will lead to development of more residential and commercial complexes along the corridors.
  • The Estimated cost of the project is Rs. 8,379.62 Crore.
  • Around 20 Lakh population of the city is expected to be benefited by Metro Rail Project directly and indirectly at the time of commencement of commercial operations.
  • The proposed corridors will be having Multimodal Integration with Railway Stations & BRTS Stations and will have feeder network of Bus, Intermediate Public Transport (IPT) and Non Motorized Transport (NMT).
  • The residential areas along these Metro Rail corridors shall be immensely benefitted by this project, as the people of these areas will be able to travel on trains from their own neighborhoods to reach different areas of the city conveniently.
  • The Metro will provide eco friendly and sustainable public transport to residents, commuters, industrial workers, visitors and travelers.
  • Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC), a 50:50 jointly owned Company of Govt of India and Govt. of Uttar Pradesh will be reconstituted as ‘Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRC)’ for implementation of project.
  • The financing of Agra Metro Rail Project will be partly from Government of India and Govt. of Uttar Pradesh on equal equity basis and partly as soft loan from Bilateral/Multilateral international funding agency/agencies.
  • The State government has already allocated Rs. 175 Cr. for this period during the financial year 2019-20.

Agra Metro Update: Metro Rail to connect prominent tourist places

Date : March 15, 2019

Agra Metro Rail Project will have 2 corridors which will pass through heart of the city and will connect prominent tourist places including Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Sikandra as well as ISBT, Raja Ki Mandi Railway Station, Medical College, Agra Cant Railway Station, Collectorate, Sanjay Place and surrounding densely populated residential areas.

About the two corridors:

  1. The length of Sikandra to Taj East Gate corridor 14.00 km, which is partly elevated and partly underground comprises of 13 Stations (6-Elevated and 7-Underground).
  2. The length of Agra Cantt to Kalindi Vihar corridor is 15.40 km comprising of 14 stations all elevated.

More Information:

  •  The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Feb 28 has approved Agra Metro Rail Project.
  •  Estimated cost of the project is Rs. 8,379.62Cr. and project will be completed in 5 years.
  •  The proposed corridors will be having Multimodal Integration with Railway Stations & BRTS Stations and will have feeder network of Bus, Intermediate Public Transport (IPT) and Non Motorized Transport (NMT).
  •  The Project will have non-fare box revenue from rental & advertisement as well as Value Capture Financing (VCF) through mechanism of Transit Oriented Development (TOD) and Transfer of Development Rights (TDR).
  •  LMRC (Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation), a 50:50 jointly owned Company of Govt. of India and Govt. of Uttar Pradesh will be reconstituted as Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation(UPMRC) for implementation of project.
  •  The financing of Agra Metro Rail Project will be partly from Govt. of India and Govt. of Uttar Pradesh on equal equity basis and partly as soft loan from Bilateral/Multilateral international funding agency/agencies.
  •  Govt.of Uttar Pradesh has already allocated Rs. 175 Crore for this period during the financial year 2019-20.

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Some Past Related Updates which might interest you :

09 Mar, 2019: PM Modi To Lay Foundation stone for Agra Metro Rail Project

08 Jun, 2018: Agra Metro Update: LMRC Invites Tender To Engage Detailed Design Consultant For Works From Sikandra to Taj East Gate Corridor-1 of Agra Metro Project

19 Jan, 2019: DPR Approved, UP Government Decides To Start Metro Services in Kanpur, Agra and Meerut by 2024

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