Bombardier Transportation has won a contract to supply 162 Bombardier MOVIA metro cars to Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. The new trains will increase the number of DMRC’s existing fleet of MOVIA metros from 614 to 776 and make it one of the largest metro fleets in the world, a release from Bombardier said. Deliveries of this Rs.1,500 crore order will begin in the third quarter of 2016 and would end in early 2018.
The modern, high-capacity MOVIA metro vehicles integrate some of the world’s most advanced mobility technologies such as the BOMBARDIER MITRAC propulsion and control system and the BOMBARDIER FLEXX Metro 3000 bogies, an extremely robust and reliable design specifically adapted to suit Delhi’s existing infrastructure. In its six-car configuration, these new vehicles will accommodate up to 740 more passengers in and once configured into eight-car sets, will carry as many as 2,960 passengers and provide a much needed capacity increase on two of Delhi’s main metro lines, the release added.
The high degree of localisation executed in the project at both Savli and Maneja sites is in line with the Indian government’s ‘Make in India’ campaign that encourages local manufacturing. Bombardier is also Delhi Metro’s largest signalling solutions contractor with over 120 km of line in operation or in progress for Delhi Metro’s Line 5,6 and 7.
Bombardier Transportation operates a railway vehicle manufacturing site and bogie assembly hall at Savli near Vadodara, Gujarat. This is in addition to a propulsion systems manufacturing facility at Maneja, a Rail Control Solutions centre near Gurgaon, Delhi NCR and an engineering centre in Hyderabad that serves key projects worldwide.
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Caption: Delivery of Bombardier MOVIA metro cars for DMRC will begin in the third quarter of 2016.