CHENNAI (Metro Rail News): Alstom Transport India Limited has been given a contract by Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) to build 26 three-car driverless trains at a cost of Rs 947 crore. These trains will run along metro corridors in phase two.
2024 will be the deadline for Alstom to deploy the first driverless train. They also built all the other 52 trains for CMRL in phase 1. The remaining trains will be delivered throughout the following year. The project will take around 40 months to complete.
The delivery of driverless trains (UTO- Unattended Train operation) is covered by the contract, which also covers the design, production, testing, and commissioning of standard gauge metro rolling stock, as well as the training of people, the provision of spare parts, and defect liability.