Agreement Signed between Chennai Metro and Alstom India for Phase 2 Rolling Stock Worth Rs 269 Crore

Phase 2 of the Chennai metro is expected to open in phases by 2026.

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Agreement Signed between Chennai Metro and Alstom India for Phase 2 Rolling Stock Worth Rs 269 crore
Agreement Signed between Chennai Metro and Alstom India for Phase 2 Rolling Stock Worth Rs 269 crore
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CHENNAI (Metro Rail News): Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) has signed a supplementary contract agreement with M/s. Alstom Transport India Limited on 27th November 2023 for the supply of ten additional train sets. 

Value of the Contract

The total value of this supplementary contract is INR 269 Crore, inclusive of taxes and duties.

Train Specifications 

Each would comprise a 3-car formation totalling 30 cars of Driverless (UTO – Unattended Train Operation). 

The Signing 

The agreement was signed by Thiru. Rajesh Chaturvedi, Director (Systems and Operations), CMRL and Thiru. Rajeev Joisar is the commercial director of India & South Asia, Alstom Transport India Limited. Thiru. A.R. Rajendran, CGM (RS), Senior Officials and Staff of CMRL and Alstom Transport India Ltd were present during the occasion.

Specifications of the Agreement 

This agreement is executed under the provisions of the ARE-03A contract, which was awarded to M/s. Alstom Transport India Limited on 17th November 2022. ARE-03A contract entails the supply of 26 numbers of Driverless (UTO – Unattended Train Operation) train sets, each consisting of a 3-car formation (totalling 78 cars). 

Total Order Quantity 

With the signing of the supplementary agreement, the number of trains ordered with M/s. Alstom Transport India Limited will have 36 trains of 3-car formations (totalling 108 cars).

Scope of Contract 

The contract includes the supply of driverless trains, including the design, manufacture, testing, commissioning of standard gauge metro rolling stock, training of personnel, supply of spare parts and defect liability.

Deadline 

The total completion time is around 28 months. The trains will be maintained and operated from the maintenance depot constructed in Poonamallee of Metro Corridor-4.

Chennai Metro Phase: 02 

Phase 2 of the Chennai Metro Project pitches for a 118.9 km Network consisting of 3 corridors, namely: 

  1. Corridor 3: Madhavaram to SIPCOT (45.8 Km)
  2. Corridor 4: Lighthouse to Poonamalle Bypass (26.1 Km)
  3. Corridor 5: Madhavaram to Sholinganallur (47 Km)

Currently, 36 out of the 61 packages, encompassing Civil, Track, and System components for Corridor 3, Corridor 4, and Corridor 5, have been granted, and construction is underway. The project is scheduled for completion by the conclusion of 2026.

It is being constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 69,180 Crore. It is expected to open in phases from 2026 onwards. With its completion, CMRL’s total coverage goes to 173 Km long. 


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