The High Speed train trial of Agra Metro was inaugurated by Yogi Adityanath, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, on July 26, Taj East Gate Metro Station. This high speed train trail was part of Agra Metro Rail Project.
Speaking on the occasion, the CM said, “I feel very proud to share that now the high speed trials of Agra Metro have commenced and Team Agra Metro has done a commendable job. The whole team is executing the project timely with utmost perfection.”
“Uttar Pradesh has the maximum number of cities with operational metro services. Agra will also emerge as the sixth metro city in future and give plenty of employment opportunities, enhance tourism and boost its image on the world map,” he added.
He lauded UPMRC for executing the high speed train trail project. He said, “ UPMRC is putting all efforts into achieving this target 6 months ahead of its schedule. The schedule is marked for August 2024 and the team of UPMRC is planning to execute the project by Feb 2024.”
He promised the people of Agra that the “Metro services will be operational for the people of Agra by Feb 2024.”
Sushil Kumar, MD UPMRC, said, “UPMRC has always executed metro projects timely and ahead of schedule. This time as well we will achieve the same milestone, by delivering a world class metro to the people of Agra ahead of the set timeline.”
Low speed trials of the metro were already being carried out in the Agra Metro Depot. Now, the High Speed trials of the metro trains will commence on the 3 km long elevated viaduct comprising three elevated stations, which is a part of the 6 km long priority stretch (on the first corridor) that runs from Taj East Gate Metro Station to Jama Masjid Metro Station.
There are two corridors for the Agra Metro Rail Project running a length of 29.4 kms. The first corridor runs from Taj East Gate to Sikandara and it is 13.7 kms long. The corridor has 6 elevated and 7 underground stations. The second corridor runs from Agra Cantt to Kalindi Vihar and is 15.7 kms long. The entire corridor is elevated which includes 14 metro stations.
All the metro trains are equipped with regenerative braking systems, and will save up to 35% energy. The trains are fitted with carbon dioxide based sensors which saves energy. With the increasing load of passenger trains, the Co2 based sensors provide an ambient temperature.
The trains will be managed and operated from world class Agra Metro depot and will be operated in automated CBTC mode (Communication Based Train Control) making the train operations absolutely safe and efficient.