Bombardier Transportation announced today that it has won an order worth €427m for 340 Bombardier Movia metro cars from the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).
Bombardier Transportation announced today that it has won an order for 340 Bombardier Movia metro cars from the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).
The contract is valued at approximately €427m. Deliveries of the trains are scheduled to begin in the last quarter of 2008 with completion in 2010 to provide effective public transport during the Commonwealth Games that will be held in New Delhi in October 2010.
In the phase II expansion of Delhi Metro, the Bombardier Movia high-capacity vehicles will transport four million passengers every day, reducing their journey time and alleviating the heavy traffic congestion and pollution caused by more than one million cars that commute in New Delhi everyday.
The phase II expansion extends the existing network by approximately 60km covering all major destinations in the East-West and North-South corridors of the city.
Bombardier sites in Germany and Sweden will manufacture the carbodies, bogies and propulsion system for the first units. Thereafter, the main production will be undertaken by Bombardier in India. The propulsion system for 60 four-car units will be produced by Bombardier’s site in Baroda whilst 77 four-car units will be manufactured by other Bombardier sites in India. Key elements of the complete design will be undertaken at Bombardier’s Indian engineering centre, Infotech, in Hyderabad in cooperation with Bombardier’s site in Sweden.