UP Govt Releases Rs 175 Cr For Agra Metro Project
Decks have been cleared for the launch of the Agra Metro Rail project, with the Uttar Pradesh government allocating Rs 175 crore for the project. The Metro rail project in the city that hosts the Taj Mahal recently received an approval from the public investment board.
According to officials, the city has grown in size and population over the years and needs an efficient transport system as the current public transport system is inadequate to meet the travel demands of the residents.
In January last year, the state government had decided to start Metro services in Agra, Kanpur and Meerut cities by 2024 at a total estimated cost of Rs 43,800 crore.
"Metro services will be started in Agra, Kanpur and Meerut cities. The entire project will be completed by 2024," Cabinet Minister Sidharth Nath Singh had said then. Singh said there would be two Metro corridors in Agra, the Taj city, and the project would cost more than Rs 13,000 crore.
"The Kanpur project will have 31 stations, and it will be 30-km-long, costing over Rs 17,000 crore, while the Meerut Metro project will be of 33 km, costing over Rs 13,800 crore," he said.
The decision comes close on the heels of the Adityanath government giving its approval for the setting up of the Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation.
With inputs from Housing News