Bombardier Transportation has won a major new order from Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to provide the first driverless unattended mass transit solution in India. The contract is valued at approximately Rs 390 crore ($62 million US, 47 million euro).
Bombardier’s project scope covers the design, manufacture, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of the advanced, moving block, radio-based system for the 58.4km line. The communications-based train control (CBTC) solution will be delivered to the Line 7, the latest part of Delhi’s metro expansion plan. Commissioning is planned in two phases: the 54.4km line from Mukundpur to Maujpur to in 2015 and a further 4km line from Maujpur to Shiv Vihar in 2017.