Construction begins of underground section of Agra Metro Corridor in India


Construction work of the underground section of the first phase of the Agra Metro Corridor has begun in Uttar Pradesh, India.

D-Wall or diaphragm wall, which is like a boundary of a metro station, is being constructed for security purposes before beginning the construction work of the underground section.

Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation managing director Kumar Keshav was quoted by Hindustan Times as saying: “The D-Wall will be constructed with rectangular panels. This wall will go to a depth of approximately 21 meters.”

Corridor-I of the Agra Metro Rail Project runs from Taj Mahal East Gate to Sikandara.

The underground section lies between Taj Mahal Metro Station and RBS College Metro Station.

Seven metro stations are to be constructed in the underground section for the first corridor of Agra Metro Rail Project. These include at Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Jama Masjid, Medical College, Agra College, Raja Ki Mandi and RBS College.

UPMRC stated, “These 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 minimise 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.”


Image: Work for the underground section of the first phase of the Agra Metro Corridor has begun. Credit: Peter H from Pixabay.

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