Italian Railways’ engineering company, Italfer, and the Spanish Typsa have been awarded the contract for the design and supervision of the construction of Indian metro lines Kanpur and Agra. The contract length is five years and its total value exceeds 43 million euros.
The contract, signed with Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRC), involves the design of four lines with 57 stations and four depots. The total length to be developed in Kanpur and Agra, two of the largest industrial cities in the north of India, is 62 kilometres.
The new Kanpur metro network will be developed via two main corridors. The first one from Kanpur to Naubasta and the second one from “Agriculture University” to Barra-8. Its total length will be more than 32 kilometres and it will have 30 stations and two depots.
Regarding Agra metro network, it will also include two corridors which will connect Sikandra with Taj East Gate, and Agra Cantt with Kalindi Vihar. Its total length will exceed 30 kilometres and it will comprise 27 stations and two depots.
The project is worth a total of 2,400 million euros and will be financed by the Indian government and the European Investment Bank.