|Owner||Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation|
|Locale||Agra, Uttar Pradesh|
|Transit type||Rapid transit|
|Number of lines||2|
|Number of stations||27 (Phase 1)|
|Character||Elevated & Underground|
|Train length||4 Coaches|
|System length||30 km|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) standard gauge|
|Electrification||750 V DC third rail|
|Average speed||29.40 km/h (18.27 mph)|
|Top speed||90 km/h (56 mph)|
The Agra Metro is an approved (construction will begin soon) Mass Rapid Transit System in the city of Agra, India. The feasibility study of the project was completed by RITES in June 2015. Agra is the 4th largest city in Uttar Pradesh. The feasibility study of metro rail in Agra has been prepared to control the traffic woes and congestion which are hampering the growth, development and prosperity of the city.
Cost of construction is estimated at ₹Rs 350 crore per km. The cost will be evaluated based on the June 2015 price index.
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.
Highlights of these corridors include:
- 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 14 stations all elevated.
- Estimated cost of the project is ₹8,379.62 Crores. and project will be completed in five years.
About 20 Lakh population of the city is expected to be benefited by Agra 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, Intennediate 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).
- July 2016: Detailed Project Report submitted to state government.
- September 2017: Central government rejected the DPR of Agra Metro as it didn't conform with the new Metro Rail Policy 2017 introduced that month.
- January 2018: UP Government Cabinet decides to build metro in Meerut, Kanpur and Agra.
- Sep 2018: Detailed Project Report (DPR) sent by UP Government to Central government.
- 7 Feb 2019: UP government has allocated ₹ 175 Cr to start preliminary work in budget
- 28 Feb 2019: Union government approved metro project in Agra
- 8 March 2019: Foundation stone laid down by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
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