PM Modi virtually inaugurates Construction work of Agra Metro project

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the construction work of the Agra Metro project in Agra, Uttar Pradesh. The Agra Metro project comprises 2 corridors with a total length of 29.4 km. It would connect major tourist attractions like Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Sikandra with railway stations and bus stands.

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About the Project:

  • The estimated cost of the project will be around Rs 8,379.62 crore. It will be completed in 5 years.
  • The Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRC) has set the target to complete the first phase of the Agra Metro Rail Project by December 2022.
  • Once operational, the project will boost `Ease of Living` of the 26 lakh population of the city and also cater to more than 60 lakh tourists who visit Agra every year.
  • It will also provide an environment-friendly Mass Rapid Transit System to the city.

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