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Bombardier gets option from DMRC for 84 metro cars Print E-mail
Written by Anand   
Monday, 31 March 2008
Bombardier Transportation announced today that it has received an order for an additional 84 MOVIA metro cars from the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (DMRC). The contract is valued at approximately 87 million euros ($ 137 million US). This latest order follows on from a contract awarded in July 2007 to supply 340 MOVIA metro cars, making a total of 424 metro cars ordered. As stated in the contract, DMRC has requested a change to the configuration of the trainsets and the revised scope will be 37 trainsets of 4-car and 46 trainsets of 6-car. Deliveries of the latest order are scheduled to begin upon completion of the original deliveries.

In the phase II expansion of Delhi Metro, the modern BOMBARDIER MOVIA high-capacity vehicles will transport an impressive 4 million passengers every day, reducing their journey time and alleviating the heavy traffic congestion and pollution prevalent in the city. The phase II expansion extends the existing network by approximately 60 kilometers covering all major destinations in the East-West and North-South corridors of the city, which is occupied by around 16 million inhabitants.

The new vehicles will be produced at Savli in South Gujarat, where Bombardier is setting up a facility for manufacturing and assembly of the coaches and bogies.

The MOVIA metro vehicles integrate the world’s most advanced technologies in metro vehicle manufacture, such as stainless steel carbodies and the reliable BOMBARDIER MITRAC Propulsion and control system featuring IP technology. The MOVIA metros are developed from a standardized platform, which ensures a high degree of reliability, safety & maintainability while providing low life-cycle cost. This contract envisages a design approach that enables a high degree of localization and easy transfer of technology processes. This modern vehicle is a mass transit vehicle designed to meet the requirement for a rapid, efficient and cost-effective high performance metro. Original, stylish and fully accessible, the MOVIA metro offers values and services that are second to none.

Rajeev Jyoti, Managing Director, Bombardier Transportation India, said: “We are delighted to receive this additional option contract to supply MOVIA vehicles in New Delhi.  It is an excellent endorsement of our growing relationship in India, which is going from strength to strength, with the opening of a new production facility at Savli, accompanied by a large local recruitment programme.  We intend to deliver our high performance MOVIA vehicles on time and with quality, meriting the trust that the public authorities in India have placed in us.”

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