Agra Metro Underground Line’s Construction Begins at Agra Fort

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Afcons – SAM India JV on Monday officially started construction work for Agra Metro’s 7.93 km underground tunnel section (AGCC-02) connecting RBS College Ramp and Taj Mahal Ramp.

This development comes a month after the Afcons – SAM Consortium was awarded the 29.40 km Agra Metro Phase 1 project’s Rs. 1819.79 crore contract by Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRC) with a 48 month deadline.

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Over the past month, Afcons – SAM began mobilizing men and machinery, and sub-contracted geotechnical investigation work to CEG Test House to perform standard penetration tests (SPT) for approximately 65 boreholes.

This underground package of the 14.25 km Line-1 will connect RBS College Ramp and Taj Mahal Ramp via twin tunnels through 7 cut & cover stations at Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Jama Masjid, SN Medical College, Agra College, Raja ki Mandi and RBS College.

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Route of Agra Metro’s underground section between RBS College and Taj Mahal – view Agra Metro route map and information

Site development works at Agra Fort Station’s site started this earlier month. On April 17, a rebar-cutting machine was inaugurated:

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…and construction work was formally inaugurated on Monday by UPMRC’s MD. After constructing a guide-wall, diaphragm wall (D-wall) rebar panels will be lowered and concreted to form the station box.

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Afcons – SAM will be deploying four tunnel boring machines (TBMs). I hear 2 of those will be Robbins machines from ITD’s Jaipur Metro project and another 2 will be Herenknecht machines from Bangalore Metro’s RT-01 Phase 2 project.

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– TMRG

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