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Agra Metro Priority Corridor’s Final U-Girder Launched by Sam India


Sam India Builtwell on Monday launched final of 196 U-girders for Agra Metro Phase 1 project’s 6 km Priority Corridor connecting Jama Masjid Station – Taj East Gate Station.

This major construction milestone on 14.25 km Line-1 was recorded at the depot-line that juts off south of Taj Mahal Station towards PAC Depot where Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRC) received their 1st Alstom 3-coach Metropolis train-set last week.

Photo by Shaad Sy

The 27.90m long curved U-girder weighs approximately 160 MT.

Sam India Builtwell is responsible for the 6 km Priority Corridor’s 3 km elevated section (Package AGCC-01) between Taj Mahal Ramp – Taj East Gate on Fatehabad Road.

UPMRC had awarded Sam India with its Rs. 272.95 crore contract in October 2020 which includes building the line’s elevated viaduct with 3 stations at Fatehabad Road, Basai and Taj East Gate.

Sam India started pier work in February 2021, launched the first pier cap in August 2021, and launched the first 28m U-girder in November 2021.

First section: Taj East Gate to Ramp with the indicative location of enroute stations – view Agra Metro Phase 1 info & route map
Photo by Shaad Sy
Photo by Shaad Sy

Afcons Infrastructure – SAM India Consortium in February started tunneling works on the priority corridor’s 3 km underground section between Jama Masjid – Taj Mahal. So given the quantum of work (civil & system) pending, I reckon we might see commercial operations first start on the elevated section. Stay tuned…

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