Just In: Agra Will Soon Have Metro Rails Leading To The Taj Mahal

Photo of Just In: Agra Will Soon Have Metro Rails Leading To The Taj Mahal by Varsha Banerjee (Crazy Jetsetters)

Are you the kind of soul whose taste buds tango with the zest of adventure, eclipsing even the allure of your morning chai or cherished smoothie? Well then, we have good news for you!

Now picture this: you’re zooming through Agra, the city of love, on a sleek metro ride that’s as smooth and delightful as your drink.

Who could’ve fathomed that ticking the Taj Mahal off your bucket list would be as easy as hopping on a subway? With the Agra Metro’s priority corridor, you’re not just traveling; you’re time-traveling to the wonders of an ancient world, all at a price that keeps your wallet just as happy as your wanderlust spirit.

In a digital ceremony that bridged the past and the future, Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled the Agra Metro’s priority corridor on March 6. This gleaming new transit system promises to weave together Agra’s tapestry of UNESCO World Heritage sites, including the breathtaking Taj Mahal, the majestic Agra Fort, and the serene Sikandra Tomb.

It’s a gift of mobility for the city’s residents and a new chapter in the travel diaries of explorers from around the globe.

Photo of Just In: Agra Will Soon Have Metro Rails Leading To The Taj Mahal by Varsha Banerjee (Crazy Jetsetters)

The Inaugural Voyage

With a wave of the green flag, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath set the wheels of progress in motion at the Taj Mahal Metro Station. This momentous event marked a leap forward in connecting the heartbeats of Agra’s storied avenues to the pulse of modern infrastructure.

Metro Magic Begins March 7

As the dawn of March 7 breaks, the Agra Metro will welcome its first passengers, embarking on journeys across six completed stations. From the sky-kissing platforms of Taj East Gate, Captain Shubham Gupta, and Fatehabad Road, which are elevated to offer sweeping views of the cityscape to the underground stations like Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, and Mankameshwar, designed to mirror the rich culture & heritage of Agra. Every stop along this route is a portal to history, seamlessly blending modernity with tradition.

What’s the Fare?

Hop on board for a fare that’s as friendly as the city itself, ranging from a mere INR 10 to a modest Rs 30. With trains running from the first light of 6 am till the night’s curtain call at 10 pm, the Agra Metro is set to become the heartbeat of the city’s travel rhythm.

Safety in Every Corner

Vigilance is the guardian of this new journey, with 28 watchful CCTV eyeing at every station and the valiant Uttar Pradesh Special Security Force standing guard. About 150 of these dedicated sentinels ensure that every ride is as secure & smooth as a smoothie.

A Canvas of Culture

As you glide from one historic site to another, the Agra Metro stations themselves are a celebration of local artistry. Vibrant paintings breathe life into the walls, and selfie points beckon, inviting you to capture memories with a backdrop of Agra’s soulful artistry.

So, are you excited to set your foot on the Agra Metro and experience a one-of-a-kind subway journey that'll swoosh you through the passage of time, and take you to the doorstep of time-honored marvels? Let us know in the comments below.

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