Agra Metro reshaping city connectivity: Swift progress at RBS College metro station

The Agra Metro project is significantly enhancing urban connectivity in the city, with RBS College Metro Station quickly emerging as a pivotal development. This station, the last underground station on the project’s first corridor, is instrumental in propelling the project forward and redefining city mobility.

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Agra Metro rail project comprises two corridors of total length 29.4 km viz. Corridor-1 from Sikandra to Taj East Gate of length 14.0 km and Corridor-2 from Agra Cantt to Kalindi Vihar of length 15.4 km. The Corridor-1 of Agra Metro consists of 7 Nos. (6+1 (future)) of elevated stations and 7 Nos. underground stations from Sikandra to Taj East Gate. The elevated portion is approx. 6.319 km in length. RBS college metro station is the last underground station of the first corridor taking shape rapidly.

University to Taj Mahal Section:

  • This section is completely underground and RBS College station is a part of it, 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 requires 5693 sqm of private land on 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.

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.
  • Public consultation and participation has been conducted before the construction started for the metro station. Local people showed happiness during public consultations as the project will provide hassle free movement in the congested part of the city.

This development marks a transformative phase in Agra’s urban transit architecture, promising enhanced accessibility and streamlined transport across the city.

Source: UPMRC | Images Credit: UPMRC

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