Agra Metro – Information, Route Map, Fares, Tenders & Updates

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Agra Metro is a 29.40 km urban Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS) with 2 lines and 28 stations under construction in the city of Agra, Uttar Pradesh.

Agra Metro Phase 1 project’s DPR (Detailed Project Report) was prepared by RITES and submitted to the UP state government for approval on June 30, 2016. In 2017, the Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRCL) was assigned as the ‘coordinator’ to bring all stakeholders together and get the project started.

The project received the Central Government’s Cabinet approval in February 2019, and was cleared for construction by the Supreme Court in July 2020 with a list of 11 conditions that UPMRCL must adhere to.

Construction work on Phase 1’s first 4 km section (Taj East Gate – Taj Mahal Ramp) started on December 7, 2020 with the Prime Minister inaugurating works remotely. Its Priority Corridor comprises of a 7 km section with 6 stations (3 underground and 3 elevated) between Jama Masjid and Taj East Gate.

Agra Metro’s Priority Corridor is expected to be completed and opened in June 2024, past its March 2024 deadline. Phase 1 is expected to be completed in 2026.

The project will be financed partly from the Government of India and Govt. of Uttar Pradesh on equal equity basis and a 450 million Euro (approx. Rs. 4860 crore) loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB) approved in December 2021.

Agra Metro Phase 1’s Detailed Project Report (DPR) prepared in December 2017 and Supplementary DPR prepared in January 2019 can both be viewed & downloaded here.

System Specifications

  • Top Speed: 80 kmph
  • Average Speed: 34 kmph
  • Track Gauge: Standard Gauge – 1435 mm
  • Electrification: 750V DC Third Rail
  • Signalling: Communications-based train control (CBTC)

Key Figures

Operational: 5.2 km | Under Construction: 6.7 km | Approved: 17.5 km

  • Estimated Cost: 8,379.62 cr (Line-1)
  • Estimated Ridership: 7.36 lakh/day (2031)
  • Estimated Coaches: 87

Agra Metro Phase 1 Route Information

Line-1: Sikandra – Taj East Gate

  • Length: 14.25 km
  • Type: Elevated (6.569 km) and underground (7.681 km)
  • Depot: PAC Depot (16.3 hectares)
  • Number of Stations: 14
  • Station Names: Sikandra, Guru Ka Taal, ISBT, Shastri Nagar (future), RBS College, Raja Ki Mandi, St. John’s (Agra University), Medical College, Mankameshwar (Jama Masjid), Agra Fort, Taj Mahal (Purani Mandi), Fatehabad Road, Basai & Taj East Gate
  • Status: 5.2 km Taj East Gate – Mankameshwar section was inaugurated on March 6, 2024.

Line-2: Agra Cantt. – Kalindi Vihar

  • Length: 15.40 km
  • Type: Elevated
  • Depot: Kalindi Vihar Depot (11.9 hectares)
  • Number of Stations: 15
  • Station Names: Agra Cantt., Sultanpura, Sadar Bazaar, Pratap Pura (future), Collectorate, Subhash Park, St. John’s (Agra University), Hariparvat Chauraha, Sanjay Place, MG Road, Sultanganj Crossing, Kamla Nagar, Rambagh, Foundary Nagar, Mandi Samiti (Agra Mandi) & Kalindi Vihar

Agra Metro Phase 1 Route Map

Official line colors have not been announced. Location of stations and alignments in map below are tentative. The embedded map below can be zoomed into!

An official PDF route map of Agra Metro Phase 1 will be added here when available.

Project Overview Video

Agra Metro Fares (Ticket Prices)

Agra Metro’s fare structure, prices and rules have not been announced yet. That will be finalized closer to the start of commercial operations. UPMRCL plans to use the latest technologies for its automatic fare collection (AFC) system to allow QR codes and Near Field Communication (NFC) phones to utilize the system.

Agra Metro Tenders

Agra Metro’s tenders can be viewed on the UPMRCL’s website. News on these notices, their bidders, awarded tenders and contracts are covered in further detail on the news & construction page.

Agra Metro Major Contractors

GC: General Consultant for Agra MetroTYPSA-Italferr JV
DDC: Detailed Design Consultant for Agra Metro Line-1Tata Consulting Engineers (TCE) – 3TI Progetti Italia-Ingegneria Integrata SPA –  Leap Infrasys JV
DDC: Detailed Design Consultant for Agra Metro Line-2SYSTRA – SYSTRA MVA Consulting (India) Pvt. Ltd. JV
Civil Package AGCC-01: Taj East Gate – Taj Mahal Ramp (3 kms, 3 stations)Sam (India) Builtwell Pvt. Ltd.
Civil Package AGCC-02: Khandari Ramp – Taj Mahal Ramp (7.9 km, 7 stations)Afcons – SAM India JV
Civil Package AGCC-03: PAC Grounds Depot (Line-1)Lisha Engineers
Civil Package AGCC-04: Residential and Non-Residential Buildings at PAC CampusVishnu Saran and Company
Civil Package AGCC-05: Sikandra – Khandari Ramp (3.725 km, 3 stations)Ceigall India
Civil Package AGCC-06: Agra Cantt. – Sanjay Place (6.8 km, 7 stations) Tender Cancelled (Bids were invited in February 2023)
Civil Package AGCC-07: Agra Cantt. – Kalindi Vihar (15.09 km, 14 stations)6 Bids Submitted in March 2024
AGE-1 & 2: 750 V DC 3rd Rail Traction System, 33kV Cable Network, ASS, TSS and SCADA SystemLarsen & Toubro
KNPAGRS-01: Supply of 201 standard gauge cars (rolling stock) including Train Control & Signalling System for Agra & Kanpur metro projectsBombardier Transportation
KNPAGT-1: 17,700 MT Head Hardened RailsEast Metals AG
KNPAGT-2: Standard gauge UIC 60 turnouts, scissor crossovers and check railsVoestalpine VAE VKN India Pvt. Ltd.
KNPAGT-3: Supply of ballastless track for Kanpur & Agra metros and fastening systems (viaduct, underground & depots)Larsen & Toubro
KNPAGT-4: Supply of 1620 MT Rails (UIC 60 / 60E1 IRS-T-2009, 880 grade, class A) for Kanpur & Agra MetroTender Cancelled (SAIL was only technically qualified bidder)
KNAG-01: CNC Under Floor Pit Wheel Lathe MachineHYT Engineering Company Pvt. Ltd.
KNAG-02: Battery Operated Road Cum Rail Vehicle (Electric Bogie Tractor)ZAGRO Bahn-und Baumaschinen GmbH
KNAG-03: Synchronized Pit Jacks & Mobile JacksPfaff Verkehrstechnik GmbH
KNAG-04: Bogie Turn TableLai Yew Seng (India) Pvt. Ltd.
KNAG-05: Re-railing Rescue EquipmentTender Cancelled
KNAG-06(R1): Rescue VehiclePhooltas Transrail
KNAG-07: Automatic Train Washing PlantCyclosystem India Pvt. Ltd.
KNPAGE-03: Elevators / Lifts for Agra Metro Line-1 and Kanpur Metro’s both linesJohnson Lifts. Pvt. Ltd.
KNPAGS-1: Telecommunications (Telecom)HFCL Ltd.

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