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Alstom takes delivery of Rs 2,643 crore order to design, manufacture 312 metros for Delhi Metro Phase IV

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Alstoma world leader in smart and sustainable mobility, has been awarded the contract to design, manufacture, supply, test and commission 312 standard gauge metros for Delhi subway Phase IV expansion by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).

The order worth EUR 312 million (Rs 2,643 crore approx.) includes the design and manufacture of 234 standard gauge metros for the extension of Line 7, which is 12,558 km of pink line on the Mukundpur-Maaujpur corridor, and the extension of line 8, which is 28.92 km Magenta line for Janakpuri West – RK Ashram corridor, according to a statement from Alstom.

Alstom will also design and manufacture 78 standard gauge metros for the 23,622 km Silver line between Aerocity and Tughlakabad, including 15 years of maintenance for these 78 cars.

The statement stated that Alstom would supply its Metropolis trainsets for this order. Metropolis trains offer a unique design, a wide range of configurations and ensure the highest performance due to the perfect combination of proven and reliable components and innovations. With its extensive track record, low lifecycle costs and sharp focus on passenger experience, Alstom said its Metropolis metros set the standard worldwide.

Olivier Loison, Managing Director, Alstom India Cluster, said of the new contract that “Delhi-National Capital Region (NCR) is one of the largest urban clusters in the world. Faced with the realities of climate change, such megacities need reliable and sustainable solutions for public transportation. Alstom is pleased to continue its partnership with Delhi Metro, one of Asia’s largest rapid transit systems. Our trains have high recyclability of all materials and a lightweight design to reduce energy consumption, which will greatly contribute to minimizing the impact on the region’s environment.”

Alstom said it had delivered more than 800 metros in service for the Delhi Metro network. The new trains will be built at Alstom’s largest urban rolling stock production site in Sricity (Andhra Pradesh), which the company says has a strong portfolio for delivering major domestic and international projects.

Currently, the Delhi metro network consists of about 391 km with 286 stations. The network has now crossed the borders of Delhi to reach Noida, Greater Noida and Ghaziabad Uttar PradeshGurugram, Faridabad, Bahadurgarh and Ballabhgarh in Haryana.

In addition to providing rolling stock, Alstom said it has collaborated with DMRC on several other projects in the past, including the successful implementation of the delivery and commissioning of train control and signaling systems for DMRC’s Red Line (L1), Yellow Line (L2), Green line (L5), Violet line (L6), Pink line (L7) during Phase I, II and III.

Alstom said it has also provided metros for the cities of Delhi, Chennai, Lucknow, Kochi and is currently providing trains and signaling for the Bhopal-Indore Metro project, Kanpur-Agra Metro project, Mumbai Metro Line 3 and for India’s first semi -high-speed rail network – NCRTC-RRTS – connecting Delhi, Ghaziabad and Meerut.

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