The city of the Taj Mahal, Agra is famed all over of the world for it’s glorious past, rich cultural and architectural diversity. The city is in the process of getting smart city taj with the inaugural of Agra Metro Rail project it’s going to add new flowers to it’s bouquet.
The long awaited demand of 2 decades is going to came true on 7th December 2020 with P.M. Narender Modi presiding over the inaugural ceremony via video conferencing. This ceremony is attended by the common folk with full zeal under the auspicious presence of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
Agra Metro project cost and timings
It would be more than 8000 Crore rupees expenditure on the 29.5Kms rail project. The total project is likely to be complete in 5 years while the first phase of 14 kms is expected to be finished in a stipulated time of 2 years.
How Agra Metro is going to help?
Agra city has more than 3 million population and a series of monuments scattered all over the city and it’s outskirts, so far the city has tuk tuk ( auto Rickshaws) and the city buses as a major public transport system. Most of the people use their private vehicle may be two wheeler or four wheeler. This is the reason why roads get congested situation and the traffic jam type of situation occur.
For almost a decade with the promotion of compressed natural gas operated vehicles the pollution has decreased. This problem of emission of smoke will hopefully be even more curtailed with the arrival of Agra Metro rail. Now in green atmosphere and cool confines you can travel 1 km in 2 minutes with a minimal expenditure. The detailed project report of Agra Metro is prepared by RITES.
Agra Metro Train Route Map
How Agra Tourism is going to benefitted with Agra Metro Rail?
Agra is the Major hub of tourism in Uttar Pradesh and an important destination of Golden Triangle Tour. This city has great rail and road connectivity with almost all major cities of India. Intra city travel is very popular with the tourists. So far tourists use the cabs or mini buses to visit the famous monuments of Agra.
With the proposed Agra Metro Rail which is expected to get completed by the end of Dec’2022, the transport facility will be smooth. The first phase of the Metro is going to connect Taj Mahal East Gate to Akabar’s tomb at sikandara. On this time you can visit the Agra fort, Jama Masjid, Salabat khan tomb etc. Now the tourists do not need to book the cab for Agra Half day or full day tour. Simply you can break out and catch Metro from outside your hotel on Fatehabad Road.
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Agra full day tour by Metro train
Of course it’s not a day dream, it’s a reality. Now within 2 years you can plan visiting Agra Highlights by Metro Train. You do not need to book the car in advance for your Agra tour. Simply you buy a card and apply same amount to it like Delhi Metro. You can walk outside your hotel with your tour guide and catch Metro.
In this Agra day tour by Metro you can cover monuments like Agra fort, Sikandra, Taj Mahal.You can visit places of less importance such as Patthar Ghora, Shaistha Khan Tomb etc what else in case you desire visiting the colorful bazaars of old Agra, you can take Agra Metro and delight at Jama Masjid Metro station.
Agra culture tour by Agra Metro
This could take nearly 10 minutes from either Akbar’s tomb or from epitome of love – The Taj Mahal. After visiting the narrow alleys of old bazaars, savoring the Mughalai food and enjoying shopping spree you can head towards other destinations or return back to your hotel. In your full day tour, you can easily cover the Agra highlights in the morning session and later at the time of dusk you can snap the beauty of the setting sun and the Taj Mahal bathed in golden hue.
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Agra Metro Stations of 1st corridor
- Taj East Gate -Closer to reach Taj Mahal
- Basai-visit the old town Tajganj
- Fatehabad Road-Main tourist area with plenty of hotels
- Purani Mandi – walking distance to the Taj Mahal west gate
- Agra fort-to visit the historical fort of Mughals
- Jama Masjid-closer to Kinari bazaar
- Hing Ki Mandi -Downtown area of the city
- Medical Collage- for instant medical help
- St. John’s college- to reach main colleges and B.R.Ambedkar university
- Raja Ki Mandi-to catch the train bound to famous destinations.
- R.B.S Collage -Downtown area
- University-close to Dayal bagh and Khandari area
- ISBT- to catch buses for interstate travel
- Guru Ka Tal -famous gurudwara
- Sikandra-Akbar’s tomb and other localities
Agra Metro Jobs
With the advent of Agra metro rail services more than 8000 vacancies are likely to come up. This include the jobs like management, front office, Engineer, Security card, customer care, ticketing executive etc. The job advertisements are coming up with requirements and suitable candidates will be appointed by Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation. One must visit the official website- https://www.lmrcl.com/ .
How Agra Metro will be beneficial to Students?
Agra within the city limits has many educational institutions such as Agra collage, R.B.S College, St. John’s college, S.N Medical collage etc plenty of students go to attend the Sansthan.
Old and prestigious colleges every day. So far they have the only option of either using bicycles, motorbikes and public transportations such as city buses outorikshawas. In the coming times with the start of metro rail. They can use this new option which will certainly prove cost and time effective.