The Prime Minister inaugurated construction work of Metro project at Agra in Uttar Pradesh through video conference. Mr Modi said, the metro project, worth over 8000 crore rupees, will strengthen the mission related to the establishment of smart facilities in Agra. The Agra Metro project comprises two corridors with a total length of 29.4 km and connects major tourist attractions like Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Sikandra with railway stations and bus stands. The project will benefit the 26 lakh population of the city and will also cater to more than 60 lakh tourists who visit Agra every year. It will provide an environment-friendly Mass Rapid Transit System to the historic city. The estimated cost of the project is 8,379 crore rupees and it will be completed in 5 years. The Prime Minister mentioned the various development projects running in western Uttar Pradesh, and said that the first Rapid Rail system from Delhi to Meerut is under construction and many other development works including Greenfield airport are in progress in western part of the State. 

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Surbhi Saxena edits the daily Current Affairs News.
The author is qualified member of The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI).