Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday inaugurated the construction of Agra Metro rail tunnel at a ground-breaking ceremony held at Ramlila Maidan in front of the Agra Fort.
The CM first signed the ring segment on his arrival at the launching shaft at Ramlila Maidan, offered prayers and then pressed the button, formally kicking off the tunnel construction. The Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) in Agra has been named after Ganga and Yamuna.
This tunnel boring machine will prepare up to 10-12 metres of tunnels every day. Two parallel tunnels are to be constructed for the up and down track in the underground part of the Agra Metro by the Uttar Pradesh Metro Corporation.