The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has awarded the Delhi Metro Phase IV Project for the development of metro cars to Alstom.
The Delhi Metro phase IV project contract order is worth C312 million. It specifically includes the designing and manufacturing of 234 standard gauge metro cars for the Line 7 extension known as the Pink Line and it stretches for a total of 12.558 kilometers on the Mukundpur-Maujpur corridor.
Additionally, the standard gauge metro cars will include the Line 8 extension, also known as the Magenta Line. Stretching from Janakpur West to the RK Ashram corridor for a total of 28.92 kilometers.
The Delhi Metro phase IV project will also include the design, manufacture, and maintenance of 78 standard gauge metro cars for the Silver line. The 23.662-kilometer stretch is right between Aerocity and Tughlakabad.
As per the contract, Alstom will also design, manufacture, supply, test, and commission a total of 312 standard gauge metro cars.
An overview of Alstom company
The company strives to develop as well as market mobility solutions that provide sustainable foundations for the future of transportation. Currently, the company boasts a portfolio of 150,000 vehicles in commercial service.
Previously for the Delhi Metro Network, Alstom has delivered well over 899 metro cars that are in service. Impressively, the new trains for the Delhi Metro Phase IV Project will be built at the company’s largest Urban Rolling Stock Manufacturing site within Sri City, Andhra Pradesh.
The Managing Director of Alstom India Cluster spoke about the project. Olivier Loison noted that Delhi-NCR is amongst one of the largest urban clusters worldwide. As a result, the megacity needs public transport that is sustainable and reliable. Therefore, Olivier Loison added, the company is more than proud to partner with Delhi Metro to deliver the future of reliable transportation.