CHENNAI (Metro Rail News): The Contract for the supply of 26 numbers of 3-car driverless trains was signed between Chennai Metro Rail Limited and Alstom Transport India Limited for a value of INR 946.92 Crore, including taxes and duties on 17th November 2022 at Chennai Metro Rail Limited, MetroS, Anna Salai, Nandanam, Chennai.
The agreement was signed by Thiru Rajesh Chaturvedi, Director (Systems and
Operations), CMRL and Thiru. Rajeev Joisar, Commercial Director – India & South
Asia, Alstom Transport India Limited in the presence of Thiru. M.A. Siddique, I.A.S.,
Managing Director, CMRL.
The scope of work under this Contract is “Design, Manufacture, Supply, Testing
and Commissioning of 26 numbers of Standard Gauge Driverless Metro Rolling Stock,
Training of Personnel, Supply of Spare parts and defect liability. The Notice to
proceed the works under this Contract is issued by CMRL to Alstom with
commencement date as 17th November 2022.
With this, the first train under this Contract will be delivered to CMRL in August
2024 at the Poonamallee Depot. The first train will be rigorously tested in CMRL
facility for 14 months, which includes integration testing with other systems of CMRL
and service trials. Subsequent trains under this Contract will be delivered from
November 2024 to August 2025 and will be tested at the site.
Dr Prasanna Kumar Acharya, Director (Finance), Thiru. A.R.Rajendran, CGM
(RS), Senior Officials and Staff of CMRL were present during the occasion