PM to inaugurate construction work of Agra Metro project
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the construction of Agra Metro Project on December 7 via video conferencing. Union Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath and others will also attend the event that will be held at 15 Battalion PAC parade ground in Agra.
About Agra Metro Project
The Agra Metro project comprises two corridors with a total length of 29.4 km and connects major tourist attractions like Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Sikandra with railway stations and bus stands. The project will benefit 26 lakh population of the city of Agra and will also cater to more than 60 lakh tourists who visit Agra every year. It will provide an environment friendly Mass Rapid Transit System to the historical city of Agra.
The estimated cost of the project is Rs 8,379.62 cr which will be completed in five years. It will provide environment friendly Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS) to the historical city of Agra. Agra Metro is also designed in such a way that it will provide environment friendly, comfortable, hassle free connectivity to four major railway stations, bus depots, colleges, schools, offices, residential areas, commercial places, malls and tourist spots of the city like Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Sikandra, etc.
Earlier, on March 8, 2019 Prime Minister had inaugurated the Agra Metro project along with commencement of commercial operations of Lucknow Metro on the entire 23 km long North-South corridor from ‘CCS Airport to Munshipulia’.