NEW DELHI (Metro Rail News): Bombardier Transportation has won a Letter of Award (LoA) from India’s National Capital Region Transport Co. (NCRTC) to manufacture regional commuter and intracity transit trains and deliver with comprehensive maintenance assistance for the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut semi-high-speed rail corridor under Phase-I of the Regional Rapid Transit System.
This project includes supplying of 30 regional commuter train sets of 6 cars each and ten intracity mass transit trainsets of 3 cars each together with fifteen yrs of rolling stock maintenance.
The LoA is charged at around INR 2577 cr and the customer has a provision to apply an option of an additional ninety cars along with 2 yrs of maintenance.
NCRTC MD Mr Vinay Kumar Singh responded that finalization of the Rolling Stock bid process is an essential milestone in the implementation of India’s 1st RRTS project.
This connection with Bombardier Transportation to supply 100% locally made trainsets for the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS with above 83% local content would be a shot in the arm of the Government of India initiative for the Make in India.
We believe that together we would deliver this transformational project within time to complete the purposes of the residents of the National Capital Region (NCR) willing to an enhancement in their quality of life.
He further added this project award for India’s 1st and most superior semi-high-speed regional trains along with sustenance services reaffirm Bombardier’s pioneering status in India’s rail industry.
This is the 1st project in India for regional & local transit services operating on the very network, progressively completing India’s vision for the multimodal integration of transport networks.
The rolling stock would be designed at the Global Engineering and Technology Centre in Hyderabad, India and local teams would give maintenance services by 2 project & maintenance depots confirmed through our customer in Duhai & Modipuram.