August 16, 2022

Indore (Madhya Pradesh)

Effectively-known French firm Alstom was awarded a contract of three,200 cr to ship 156 Movia metro trains for Indore and Bhopal metro rails by the Madhya Pradesh Metro Rail Company Restricted (MPMRCL) on Wednesday. Alstom has offered metro automobiles to a number of cities together with Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai amongst others within the nation.

Together with the contract comes the duty of complete upkeep for 15 years.

Alstom can be answerable for the design, manufacture, provide, set up, take a look at, and commissioning of 52 customary gauge Movia metro passenger prepare units of 3-car configuration every. 27 prepare units can be for Bhopal and 25 prepare units for Indore.

A Metro rail official stated that there have been solely two firms which participated within the tender course of and Alstom gained the tenders. The corporate has to ship the trains by subsequent yr and the supply is predicted to start out by August 2023.

Alstom officers stated

“We’re delighted to be awarded this vital contract from MPMRCL and this collaboration will lay a powerful basis for an environment friendly and sustainable mass transport system for the cities of Bhopal & Indore. As India strikes in direction of its imaginative and prescient of utilizing inexperienced and clear vitality for public mobility, Alstom takes pleasure in being its long-standing companion on this journey and assist write the nation’s development story,” stated Olivier Loison, managing director, Alstom India cluster

What Metro trains can be there?

The trains can be manufactured in Savli (Gujarat) and these ultramodern, lightweight trains will function at a prime pace of 80 km/h, throughout the 31 km line in Bhopal with 30 stations and the 31.5 km line in Indore with 29 stations. Constructed with mild however sturdy chrome steel automotive our bodies, air-conditioned automobiles are developed with a powerful emphasis on eco-friendly design. The trains are powered with fashionable energy-efficient propulsion programs with regenerative braking.

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