Bombardier Transportation said on Monday that it has received an order for 76 additional Bombardier Movia metro cars, a follow-up on the order for 114 vehicles announced last year, from the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation.
The contract is valued at approximately US $120 million and Bombardier is expected to begin delivering the order to DMRC from the third quarter next year, and complete it by early 2013, said an official statement by the company. Bombardier Transportation Passengers division president Stéphane Rambaud-Measson said: “We are delighted to receive this additional order to supply Movia vehicles in New Delhi. It is an excellent endorsement of our growing relationship in India. We intend to continue to contribute to the success of the Delhi Metro network by delivering more of our high performance Movia vehicles, meriting the trust that the DMRC management have placed in us.”
“With the new order, DMRC will be operating a fleet of 614 Movia metro cars…benefiting in both acquisition and maintenance costs. Around 460 of these Movia cars are already operating successfully on Delhi's metro network,” said a Bombardier spokesperson. During the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, Movia metro trains were an important part of the mobility plan successfully implemented by DMRC.
The Movia vehicles and Bombardier Flexx Metro 3,000 bogies are manufactured at Bombardier's industrial site at Savli in Gujarat. President and managing director of Bombardier Transportation in India Benoît Cattin Martel said: “India's railway industry is expanding at great speed to keep up with the infrastructural requirements of the country. Having anticipated this growth, Bombardier in India is ready and willing to match the industry's needs in terms of products, technology and our international expertise.”
The Movia metro vehicles integrate most advanced technologies in manufacturing, such as stainless steel car bodies and Bombardier Mitrac propulsion and control system featuring IP technology.
Keywords: Delhi Metro Rail