PM Modi Inaugurates Agra Metro Priority Corridor
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PM Modi Inaugurates Agra Metro Priority Corridor

PM Narendra Modi inaugurated the Agra Metro Rail Project’s priority corridor, linking UNESCO World Heritage sites such as the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, and Sikandra Tomb for tourists. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath launched the Agra Metro from the Taj Mahal Metro Station and rode to the Taj East Gate Metro Station.

The first corridor comprises 14 stations, with six completed, including elevated stations like the Taj East Gate and underground ones like the Taj Mahal. Initially, the service will operate between these six stations from 6 am to 10 pm, with fares ranging from Rs 10 to Rs 30. The service opens to the public on March 7.

The Uttar Pradesh Special Security Force (UP SSF), which has 150 personnel deployed, is in charge of managing 28 CCTV cameras per station as part of security measures. Additionally, local craftsmanship is showcased at the stations, with added selfie points.

Key features of the Agra Metro project include two corridors covering 30 km, with 27 stations (20 elevated, 7 underground), and an estimated cost of Rs 8,379 crore. The first corridor spans 14 km from Taj East Gate to Sikandra, while the second connects Agra Cantt Station to Kalindi Vihar. The trains can accommodate 973 passengers, feature regenerative braking for electricity production, and are monitored from the PAC Depot control room.