Agra Metro marks major progress with first tunnel breakthrough at RBS College station

In a major development for the Agra Metro project, the first tunnel breakthrough has been successfully achieved at the RBS College metro station, marking a crucial phase in the construction of Corridor-1. This corridor, which extends from Sikandara to Taj East Gate, is making substantial progress towards enhancing urban mobility in the city.

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In this stretch, a ramp is required to provide transition from elevated to underground alignment after Shastri Nagar station. Horizontal and vertical alignment in this stretch has been designed in such fashion so that minimum land is required.

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The alignment runs elevated till Ch: 3551m, thereafter, from Ch: 3551m to Ch: 4010m ramp (to become underground) has been proposed with a gradient of 4.0% and 3.87% in open land of State Government (Irrigation Department) and Private land of RBS College. About 4550 sqm of Govt. land and about 1177 sqm of Pvt. land has been proposed for a locating ramp.

University to Taj Mahal Section:

  • This section is completely underground, consisting of a total 8 nos. underground stations namely, University, RBS College, Raja Ki Mandi, Agra College, Medical College, Jama Masjid, Agra Fort and Taj Mahal Station.
  • All the stations have been proposed by the Cut & Cover method. All the underground stations are off the road and are proposed in open land leading to ease in construction and avoidance to disruption in road traffic.
  • University and RBS College stations have been proposed inside the open land of Raja Balwant Singh (RBS) College. It will require 5693 sqm of private land on a permanent basis for construction of Entry/exits and station facilities in open land of RBS College. An area of about 9300 sqm will be required on a temporary basis for about a 4 year period for construction of tunnels by Cut & Cover method.

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RBS College Metro Station:

It is an underground station proposed under RBS college ground along the Raja Balwant Singh road. Catchment area of the station comprises mainly of institutional area RBS College, Rawat P.G. Girls College and Pushp Vihar Colony in the west, Surya Nagar in the north, Lajpat Kunj & Bagh Farzana in the east and Professors colony in the south. Raja Balwant Singh Road and Lala Lajpat Rai Road will provide dispersal through the station in the north-south and east-west directions.


  • UPMRC awarded the tender AGCC-02 to M/s Afcons – Sam India Consortium for Rs. 1819.79 crores for the work of “Design and construction of Tunnel from start of underground ramp (near Fatehabad Road Metro station) to end of ramp after RBS College Metro station including seven underground metro stations (viz. Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Jama Masjid, S.N. Medical college, Agra college, Raja ki Mandi and RBS college) including Architectural finishes, E&M, TVS, ECS etc. on Corridor-1 of Agra MRTS Project at Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India.


This breakthrough signifies a major advancement for the Agra Metro project, promising enhanced connectivity and streamlined urban transport for Agra’s residents and visitors. As the project progresses, it continues to pave the way for a more accessible and efficient future in regional transit.

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