The Agra Metro Rail project construction work under the Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRC) started to pick up the pace. Upon the completion of the elevated stations of the metro, the authorities have started working on the underground stations.
The central and state governments are working on the plans for the expansion of the metro rail service. The work on underground stations was inaugurated on Monday by the MD of Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation, Kumar Keshav. The first havan (ritual) was performed at the underground station to be approximately 6 km from Taj East Gate and Jama Masjid.
Besides, under construction metro tracks and metro stations on Fatehabad Road in Agra are beginning to take shape.
Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRC), MD, Kumar Keshav said that seven underground stations shall be built.
Kumar Keshav said that building an underground station is a tedious task. After the completion of this project, the construction work of the underground station at Jama Masjid will commence. All the stations would be connected to the elevated station.
MD Kumar Keshav said that the pace of the metro work is very admirable and that the project is expected to be completed within the stipulated time.
Over half of the metro work is completed on Fatehabad Road. Currently, underground stations are being set up. In the next two years, all the stations would be ready for operations. By 2024, the residents of Taj Nagri would also be able to travel by metro.