Alstom Starts Production of Metro Trainsets for Indore and Bhopal Metro

Alstom to supply 52 Movia metro trainsets with CBTC signalling system and 7-year maintenance contract.

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Commencement ceremony for manufacturing of Bhopal-Indore Metro trainset/Photo by Bhopal Metro Rail
Commencement ceremony for manufacturing of Bhopal-Indore Metro trainset/Photo by Bhopal Metro Rail

SAVLI, GUJARAT (Metro Rail News): Alstom Transport India has initiated the production of metro trains for Indore and Bhopal Metro at its Savli manufacturing plant in Gujarat. Bhupendra Singh, the Urban Development Minister in the state, virtually inaugurated the launch of the rolling stock production. In July 2022, Alstom was contracted by Madhya Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MPMRCL) to create, design and deliver 52 standard gauge Movia metro trainsets with three-car configurations each for both metro projects in Bhopal and Indore. Alstom is to supply 27 trainsets for Bhopal metro and 25 for Indore.

Honorable Urban Development and Housing Minister, Mr. Bhupendra Singh attending the ceremony virtually/Photo via Twitter
Honorable Urban Development and Housing Minister, Mr. Bhupendra Singh attending the ceremony virtually/Photo via Twitter

As part of the €387 (around 32,00 crore ) million contract, the installation of the latest Communications Based Train Control (CBTC) signalling system, train control and telecommunication systems, with seven years of comprehensive maintenance, is included.

Operating at a maximum speed of 80 kmph, the Movia metro family consists of lightweight, air-conditioned stainless steel carriages powered by modern energy-efficient propulsion systems with regenerative braking. The French major also received another combined order for the Agra-Kanpur metro project, marking the company’s second such combined order in India.

Alstom, a French mobility company, has a strong order portfolio in India. It has received its second combined order in India after the Agra-Kanpur metro projects. The company has been tasked with delivering 201 standard gauge metro cars for the Agra and Kanpur Metro Project, with an option to supply an additional 51 metro cars. Additionally, Alstom is currently involved in manufacturing metro trains for Mumbai Metro Line 3, as well as modern trainsets for India’s first semi-high-speed Delhi-Meerut RRTS project.

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