Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated construction work of Agra Metro project in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, on 7 December 2020.
The Agra Metro project comprises two corridors with a total length of 29.4 km and connects major tourist attractions like Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Sikandra with railway stations and bus stands.
The project will benefit the 26 lakh population of the city of Agra and also cater to more than 60 lakh tourists who visit Agra every year.
It will provide an environment-friendly Mass Rapid Transit System to the historic city. The estimated cost of the project will be Rs 8,379.62 crore which will be completed in five years.
Earlier, on 8 March 2019, the Prime Minister inaugurated the Agra Metro project along with commencement of commercial operations of Lucknow Metro on the entire 23 km long North-South corridor from ‘CCS Airport to Munshipulia’.
Post 2014, a total of 450 km Metro line has been operationalised as compared to a mere 225 km before that. Work on the 1,000 km long Metro lines is progressing expeditiously. This work is on in 27 cities of the county.