The Prime Minister of India virtually inaugurated the priority corridor of the Agra Metro.

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  • Inauguration signifies the commencement of metro train operations on a 6 km ‘priority corridor’.
    The priority stretch comprises a three km long elevated section and a three km long underground section.
    Priority corridor offers tourists direct metro access to major attractions like the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort.
  • Agra Metro’s regulating authority is Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation Limited (UPMRCL).

Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation Limited (UPMRCL)

  • It is a joint venture company of Government of India and Government of Uttar Pradesh founded in 2013.
  • It has been entrusted with the responsibility of implementation and operation of the rail-based Mass Rapid Transit System in various city of Uttar Pradesh.
  • Headquarters:  Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
  • Ownership:
    Government of India – 50%
    Government of UP – 50%

Specifications of the Agra Metro

  • The project was initiated on December 7, 2020, and half of the project funding comes from the European Investment Bank (EIB), with the remaining half split equally between the state and central governments.
  • Agra Metro rail system is all set for seamless interconnectivity among Agra’s many UNESCO World heritage sites including the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Sikandra Tomb for tourists thronging the city in large numbers on a daily basis.
  • All the metro trains are equipped with a regenerative braking system and will save up to 35 percent energy.
    Regenerative brakes use electric motors rather than a traditional friction braking system to slow down.
  • The train is equipped with carbon dioxide-based sensors which save energy and provide an ambient temperature.
  • The Agra Metro Rail Project would have two corridors-
    Taj East Gate to Sikandra which is 13.7 kilometers long.
    Agra Cantt to Kalindi Vihar which is 15.7 kilometers long. 
  • All the metro stations in the Agra Metro line have been decorated with paintings showing the ‘Braj’ theme, culture, festivals and local temples.

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