The Agra metro project will likely require an investment of around INR 8379 crore, and will take around five years to complete this project. Come 2024, Agra would be able to boast a world-class public transport system, providing respite from traffic congestion as the city sees tourist footfall of around 2 crore per year, and traffic congestion is a big problem for the local authorities. The Union Cabinet gave the approval for the Agra Metro Rail project in April.
What’s more interesting is that this metro project is going to connect some of the famous places in the city, such as Agra Fort and Taj Mahal. The said project received the Union Cabinet’s nod earlier this year, and aims to decongest the roads and control pollution level in the city.
Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation, the nodal agency for the project said, “while Corridor 1 (14 km) would run from Sikandra to Taj East Gate, Corridor 2 (15.4 km) would extend from Agra Cantt to Kalindi Vihar. Corridor 1 would have 6 elevated and 7 underground stations. Corridor 2 would be completely elevated, having 14 stations.
Around 25.5 km distance out of 30 km proposed metro rail project will be elevated, while the rest 4.5 km will be underground.
Further, the corridors will boast of multimodal integration with BRTS (bus rapid transport system) stations and railway stations, and will have Intermediate Public Transport, feeder network of bus, and non-motorised transport.