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Agra Metro Rail: 29.4 KM Distant Trail

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Agra of Uttar Pradesh is going to get the gift of Metro Rail. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Agra Metro project on 7 December 2020. Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will also participate in this event to be held at 15 Battalion PAC Parade Ground in Agra. PM Modi will join this event through video conferencing.

The Agra Metro Project consists of 2 corridors, with a total length of 29.4 km. These corridors connect major tourist centres like Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Sikandra with railway stations and bus bases. This project will benefit 26 lakh population of Agra city and the needs of more than 60 lakh tourists coming to Agra every year will also be met.

The project will provide an environmentally friendly mass rapid transit system to the historic city of Agra. The estimated cost of this project will be Rs 8,379.62 crore and it will be completed in 5 years. That is, in the next five years, metro rail will start running in Agra within a radius of about 29 km.

  • In the first phase, the Taj East Gate Corridor will be constructed from Sikandra. In the first phase of the fixed plan, the metro is expected to start operating from Sikandra to Taj East Gate by December 2022.
  • First, the primary section will be prepared 6 km from Taj East to Jama Masjid. A total of 6 metro stations in this section, Taj East Gate, Basai, Fatehabad Road, 3 upstream metro stations will be built.
  • The second hallway will be constructed between Agra Cantt to Kalindi Vihar. The length of this corridor will be 15.4 kilometres and there will be a total of 14 stations under it. In the second corridor, metro stations will be constructed at Agra Cantt, Sadar Bazar, Collectorate, Subhash Park, Agra College, Hariparwat Square, Sanjay Place, MG Road, Sultanganj Crossing, Kamla Nagar, Rambagh, Foundry Nagar, Agra Mandi and Kalindi Vihar.


Who has called India off on 8 December?

  • Farmer systems across the country. The All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee has also given its support to Bharat Bandh. More than 400 farmer organizations are covered under this institution.
  • That is, the government has been given a clear indication that the peasant movement is going to be nationwide and it will increase further in the coming days. Parties like Trinamool Congress, Rashtriya Lok Dal have openly supported the movement, while other opposition parties also surround the government. Some political parties may also support Bharat Bandh.

Probably everywhere except essential services. Farmers’ organizations have taken over the borders of Delhi. On December 8, the day of Bharat Bandh, there is preparation for Chakka Jam across the country.

There will be an attempt to influence railway services as well. There may be the widespread impact of the bandh in agro-based areas. There is every possibility of a bad impact from the market to normal life. The supply chains and transport services may break back due to roads being blocked.

If political parties also come out in support of the Bharat Bandh, then the scope of its effect may increase further. Farmers’ organizations have said that the emergency and essential services should be kept away from the bandh.

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