Agra Metro Update: UP CM Yogi Adityanath renames Jama Masjid metro station

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday flagged off the high-speed trial run of Agra Metro at Taj East Gate metro station located in Fatehabad. The CM made it clear that the name of the Jama Masjid metro station will be Mankameshwar Mandir station. The Metro services will be opened to the public by 2024.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday inaugurated the high-speed train trial of Agra Metro on Wednesday and announced that the metro service will begin by February 2024, according to a report published by the news agency PTI.

Talking on the event, he said, “I feel very proud to share that now the high-speed trials of Agra Metro have begun. The team has done a commendable job. Metro services will be operational for the people of Agra by February 2024.”

MD Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Enterprise (UPMRC) Sushil Kumar said that UPMRC has consistently executed metro projects convenient and early.

CM Yogi Adityanath inaugurated train trial on Wednesday.
CM Yogi Adityanath inaugurated train trial on Wednesday.


“This time as well we will achieve the same milestone, by delivering a world-class metro to the people of Agra ahead of the set timeline. The low-speed trials of the metro were already being carried out in the Agra Metro Depot,” Kumar said.

“Now, the high-speed trials will commence on the 3-km-long elevated viaduct comprising three elevated stations, which is a part of the 6-km-long priority stretch (on the first corridor) that runs from Taj East Gate Metro Station to Jama Masjid Metro Station,” he added.

There are two halls for the Agra Metro Rail Undertaking running a length of 29.4 km. The main passageway runs from Taj East Entryway to Sikandra and it is 13.7 km long and has six raised and seven underground stations. The subsequent hall runs from Agra Cantt to Kalindi Vihar and is 15.7 km long. The whole hall is raised and incorporates 14 metro stations.

In Uttar Pradesh, metro services are operational in five cities — Lucknow, Kanpur, Ghaziabad, Noida, and Greater Noida.

Now, Agra will be the sixth metro city in the future which will give plenty of employment opportunities, enhance tourism and boost its image on the world map, UP CM added.

According to the government, the interest to change the name of Jama Masjid station has been happening for the last year. Prior, Representative CM Keshav Prasad Maurya had likewise guaranteed to rename Jama Masjid station as Mankameshwar Temple. A reminder to change the name of Jama Masjid also was given over to the Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath when he was in Mathura recently.

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