Construction work for the underground section of the first phase of the Agra Metro Corridor has started. The diaphragm wall (D-Wall), formed in the presence of senior officials of UP Metro Rail Corporation, is constructed as a security enclosure around the metro station before starting the construction of the underground metro station.
MD of the UPMRC, Kumar Keshav, informed that the preparation of the diaphragm wall at Agra Fort Metro Station is in rectangular panels and will go to a depth of approximately 21 meters. The Corridor-I of the Agra Metro Rail Project extends from Taj Mahal East Gate to Sikandara and work has been started between Taj Mahal Metro Station and RBS College Metro Station.
In all, seven metro stations are to be built in the underground section for the first corridor of Agra Metro Rail Project, viz Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Jama Masjid, Medical College, Agra College, Raja Ki Mandi and RBS College. The underground stations of Agra Metro will be prepared with the top-down method i.e. construction work will be done from top to bottom. This system is being adopted to minimize the impact on traffic as the barricading on the road will be reduced after the construction of the first floor starting from the road level. The construction work of the station below the road will continue and the movement of vehicles on the road will also continue smoothly eventually.