The contract includes the delivery and commissioning of 312 standard gauge metro cars for the Phase IV expansion of the Delhi Metro, Railway Supply reports citing Railway News.

Delhi Metro

This order is valued at €312 million and includes the design and manufacture of 234 standard gauge metro cars for Delhi Metro Lines 7 and 8. In addition, the contract includes 78 standard gauge metro cars for the 23 km Silver Line between Aerocity and Tughlaqabad, as well as 15 years of maintenance of these cars.

The Delhi metro network currently covers 391 km and serves 286 stations.

The Metropolis trainsets will be manufactured at Alstom’s rolling stock plant in Srisiti, Andhra Pradesh.

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“Delhi NCR is amongst the largest urban clusters in the world. Faced with the realities of climate change, such megacities need reliable and sustainable public transport solutions. Alstom is pleased to continue the partnership with Delhi Metro, one of Asia’s largest rapid transit systems. Our trains have a high recyclability of all materials and low-weight design to reduce energy consumption that will greatly contribute to minimising environmental impact in the region.”

Alstom/Bombardier has previously delivered over 800 subway cars which are operated by the Delhi metro network.

In addition, the company has successfully implemented traffic control and signaling systems for the DMRC Red, Yellow, Green, Purple and Pink Lines in phases I, II and III of the expansion project.

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