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Alstom India to raise metro car output

Firm to produce 248 cars for metro rail units

Alstom India is planning to double its metro car production capacity at its manufacturing facility in Sri City, Andhra Pradesh.

Currently, Alstom India has a capacity to produce 240 cars per year. It is scaling up to double the production capacity and introduce latest industrial technologies, said the company in a statement.

Before the end of this year, the facility will start producing 248 metro cars (31 train sets of 8 cars each) for Mumbai Metro Line 3, 212 metro cars (106 train sets of 2 cars each) for Montreal Metro and 10 more train sets for Chennai Metro which is already under execution, the company said.

Till date, Alstom had delivered more than 420 metro cars to domestic and international customers. It includes delivering completely indigenous train sets to metro rail units corporations in Chennai, Lucknow, Kochi and Sydney.

On Monday, Alain Spohr, managing director, Alstom India and South Asia, rolled out the 100th ‘Make-in-India’ metro train set. The delivery of the 100th train set to Kochi Metro Rail Ltd. also marked the completion of the Kochi Metro order for 25 train sets.

Kochi Metro Rail operates a 100% ‘Make in India’ metro fleet entirely custom-built at Alstom’s Sri City facility.

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