Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the construction work of Agra Metro Project at 12 noon today through video conferencing.
The project comprises two corridors with a total length of 29.4 kilometers and connects major tourist attractions like Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Sikandra with railway stations and bus stands.
The project will be completed in 5 years with an estimated cost of over Rs. 8,379 crore. It will benefit 26 lakh people of Agra city and more than 60 lakh tourists who visit Agra every year.
It will provide an environment friendly Mass Rapid Transit System to Agra.
Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and other dignitaries will also attend the event that will be held at 15 Battalion PAC parade ground in Agra.
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