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The Mumbai Metropolitan Region requires new metro cars, and Alstom is stepping up to help.
ALSTOM has been awarded by Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority the contract to design, manufacture, supply, test and commission 234 metro cars, including personnel training for Line 4 and the extension corridor.
The order is valued at €220 million (AU$339m).
New products have been added to Alstom’s portfolio as part of the acquisition of Bombardier Transportation (BT) on January 29, 2021. The combined portfolio of products, signalling, engineering and services allows a significantly increased offering for customers across India and the Asia Pacific Region.
“These are exciting times, and this first order, following our merger with Bombardier Transportation demonstrates our continued commitment towards partnering in the country’s Make-in-India mission,” said Ling Fang, region president, Alstom Asia Pacific.
“We are glad to have been awarded this prestigious project by MMRDA and look forward to commencing work on this.”
The Line is a 35.3km elevated corridor with 32 stations.
It is to provide interconnectivity among the existing Eastern Express Roadway, Mono Rail, the ongoing Metro Line 2B (D N Nagar Mandale), and the proposed Metro Line 5 (Thane – Kalyan), Metro Line 6 (Swami Samarth Nagar – Vikhroli). Mumbai Metro Line 4 & 4A is expected to reduce the current travel time by 50% to 75%, depending on road conditions.
Supporting the government’s modernisation initiatives, Alstom has been at the forefront of introducing several breakthrough technologies in India with world class rolling stock, rail equipment & infrastructure, signalling and services.
The company has successfully delivered metro trains for the cities of Delhi, Chennai, Lucknow, Kochi and is currently executing the Mumbai Metro Line 3 project.
Alstom currently employs nearly 8000 people in India and has 6 industrial sites across the country – Bihar (Madhepura), Andhra Pradesh (SriCity), Tamil Nadu (Coimbatore), Gujarat (Savli & Maneja) and West Bengal (Kolkata).
This article first appeared on railexpress.com.au
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