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PM Modi Virtually Launches Agra Metro

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on March 6 took the priority corridor of the Agra Metro, for an inaugural ride after Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually flagged off the project earlier in the day. The 6 km long priority corridor connects the iconic Taj Mahal’s eastern gate to the Mankameshwar Temple station, providing a vital transportation link for tourists and commuters alike.

Efficient Completion and Safety Focus

  • Notably, the corridor was completed well ahead of its initial September 2024 deadline, a feat that drew praise from the Chief Minister.
  • During the inauguration ceremony, Adityanath commended the Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRC) for their commendable work in completing the Agra Metro project expeditiously.

Key Features of Agra Metro Line

  • Strategic Station Locations: The Agra Metro line comprises 6 stations, strategically located to provide easy access to major attractions such as the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Mankameshwar Temple, and Jama Masjid. Three stations are elevated, while three are underground.
  • Iconic Station Names: Station names include Taj Mahal East (near the eastern entrance of Taj Mahal), Captain Shubham Gupta (honoring an army officer), and Fatehabad Road (a major road intersection), among others.
  • Operating Hours: The metro will operate from 6 am to 10 pm, catering to the needs of both commuters and tourists.
  • Affordable Fare Structure: With fares starting at just ₹10 for the first kilometer, the Agra Metro ensures accessibility for all.
  • Convenient Ticketing Options: A dedicated mobile app allows for the pre-booking of metro tickets, reducing queues and enhancing convenience for travelers.
  • Convenience Features: Commuters get a 20-minute grace period to travel from the station premises after purchasing tickets. To avoid queues, a dedicated mobile app allows pre-booking of metro tickets to any destination along the route.

A Blend of Modernity and Heritage

All stations have been aesthetically decorated with paintings/artwork depicting the local ‘Braj’ culture, festivals, and famous temples to give visitors a taste of Agra’s rich heritage. The Agra Metro project is poised to play a crucial role in promoting tourism, facilitating seamless travel for visitors to the Taj Mahal, and providing a reliable mode of transportation for local commuters.


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