Agra metro connection to Taj Mahal inaugurated

Agra metro servicePrime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, has virtually inaugurated Agra metro service with the  Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath, leading an official ceremony at Taj Mahal metro station.

The inaugurated section runs from Taj East Gate to Mankameshwar, known as the priority corridor which will be covering key tourist attractions like the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. Five trains with a capacity of 700 passengers each will run on the section, providing the needed capacity to accommodate transport demand.

Taj East Gate, Shaheed Captain Shubham Gupta metro station, Fatehabad Road MS, are elevated stations, while Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, and Mankameshwar Temple stations are underground.

Agra metro service is delivered by Movia metros which are equipped with advanced Cityflo 650 signalling solution to ensure safe, reliable, and sustainable mobility to the commuters.

Alstom has designed these trains at its engineering centre in Hyderabad with the signalling solution developed at Gurgaon and Bangkok.

These trains have been manufactured at Alstom’s state-of-the-art facility in Savli in Gujarat, under the ‘Make in India’ and ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ initiatives. Embedded with modern energy-efficient propulsion systems and regenerative braking, that reduce energy consumption, this is a sustainable and eco-friendly alternative to other modes of transport.

Inspiration from Uttar Pradesh’s rich cultural heritage combined with best-in-class design has resulted in an attractive look for the metro fleet. Built with stainless-steel car bodies, the air-conditioned cars will have automated sliding doors, comfortable seating and standing spaces, dedicated areas for entry of specially abled, who use wheelchairs and modern passenger information systems, combining to provide an accessible and welcoming environment for passengers. Aerodynamic modular design of the new Movia metros will offer a host of safety, security, and environmental benefits along with great passenger experience.

The trains will be equipped with Flexx metro bogies and the Mitrac propulsion system to increase energy efficiency, reduce operating costs, and ensure the new trains meet the highest environmental standards.

Agra Metro is equipped with Alstom’s advanced moving block CBTC solution Cityflo 650.  This includes a modern ATP system with continuous supervision and continuous update of this information through transmissions from the radio. The vehicles and infrastructure are supervised using a modern computer-based control and supervision system. It ensures maximum availability and safety by using redundant interlocking computers. Alstom’s advanced signalling system provides a high level of passenger comfort – smooth braking and acceleration.

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