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Alstom commences production of latest generation trainsets for DMRC Phase IV

Kolkata, Feb 23 (UNI) Alstom, a global leader in smart and sustainable mobility, on Friday commenced the production of its world-class Metropolis trainsets for the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) Phase IV.
Awarded in November 2022, this order aims to deliver 52 train sets, each comprising of six cars, according to a media statement here.
The project is designed to cater to three different lines of DMRC, with two lines being extensions of the existing Line 7 and Line 8, and the new Gold Line 10 connecting Aerocity to Tughlakabad, covering a total distance of 64.67 km.
The production commenced at a commemorative ceremony led by leaders from Delhi Metro Rail Corporation and Alstom India.

Speaking about this milestone, Dr. Vikas Kumar, Managing Director, DMRC, said, “The Delhi metro stands as the lifeline of our city, and the addition of new routes will greatly enhance connectivity in the national capital. We are glad to know that Alstom is commencing the production of Metro trains for the Delhi Metro’s fourth phase of expansion. We are sure that the new age trains will ensure a smooth and comfortable ride for the passengers.”

Commenting on the occasion, Olivier Loison, Managing Director, Alstom India, said, “We have a longstanding association with the Delhi Metro, and it is a matter of pride for us to join India’s largest metro network in its continued growth and expansion. Our Metropolis metros have a noteworthy track record, low lifecycle cost, and keen focus on passenger experience, and we are honoured to be building these modern trains for the commuters in Delhi NCR, further promoting the transition towards sustainable mass mobility solutions.”

The total value of the project is 312 million euros, which also includes the maintenance of 13 trainsets of the new line for a period of 15 years. This 360-degree scope is a game changer for India's metro segment as it will be the first maintenance project for Delhi Metro outsourced to an OEM. The Line 8 extension will extend the Magenta Line from Janakpuri West to RK Ashram, while the Line 7 extension will connect the Pink Line between Maujpur and Mukundpur and will improve DMRC connectivity another step above.
Alstom has also been awarded the contract for supplying and commissioning the train-control and signalling solution for Delhi MRTS Phase-IV Mukundpur – Maujpur (Line7 ext.), and Aerocity – Tughlakabad Corridor (Line 10). These lines will be equipped with Alstom’s scalable Communications-Based Train Control solutions (CBTC), which will operate in conjunction with its Automatic Train Supervision (ATS) system.

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