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The construction of the Agra metro project will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today via video conferencing (on Monday). The inauguration will take place at 11:30 am today, according to an official statement. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Hardeep Singh Puri, Union Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs, will be among those attending the event at the 15th PAC Battalion parade ground in Agra, the statement said.
Two corridors with a total length of 29.4 km comprise the Agra metro project and will connect major tourist attractions such as Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Sikandra with railway stations and bus stands.
The project will benefit the 26 lakh population of Agra and also cater to more than 60 lakh tourists every year visiting the historic city.
It will provide Agra with an eco-friendly mass rapid transit system, the statement said.
It said the estimated cost of the project’s construction is Rs 8,379.62 crore and it will be completed in five years.