Alstom Wins Contract Worth Rs 1,854 Crore To Design, Manufacture 234 Coaches For Mumbai Metro Lines 4,4A

2021-03-30 14:42:30

Mumbai Metro: Alstom Wins Rs 1,854 Crore Contract To Design, Manufacture 234 Coaches

Mumbai Metro: The new metro lines will reduce the current travel time by 50-70 per cent

Multinational rolling stock manufacturer Alstom won a contract worth Rs 1,854 crore for the Mumbai Metro project to design, supply, manufacture, test, and commission as many as 234 metro coaches. According to a statement shared by the company, the contract is awarded by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA). As part of the contract, Alstom will be involved in the design and manufacture of metro coaches for Mumbai Metro Line 4 and the extension corridor between Wadala-Kasarvardavali-Gaimukh. The metro lines will result in reducing the current travel time by 50 per cent – 70 per cent, depending upon the road conditions. (Also ReadAlstom Wins Delhi-Meerut Rapid Rail’s Contract For Signalling, Telecommunications )

According to the statement, the metro line is a 35.3-kilometer-long elevated corridor with a total of 32 metro stations. The metro corridor will provide interconnectivity among the existing Eastern Express Roadway, Mono Rail, the ongoing Mumbai Metro Line 2B (D N Nagar – Mandale), as well as the proposed Mumbai Metro Line 5 between Thane – Kalyan, Mumbai Metro Line 6 between Swami Samarth Nagar – Vikhroli).

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Meanwhile, Alstom also won a contract worth €3.5 billion from the Indian Railways authorities to manufacture and supply 800 fully electric super-powered double-section locomotives of 12,000 horsepower (HP). This project marked the biggest foreign direct investment (FDI) in the Indian Railways sector. With this contract, the country joined the league of nations to produce high horsepower locomotives indigenously. The locomotives are capable of hauling almost 6000 tonnes at a speed of 120 kmph.

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