''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,''Bombardier said in a statement. The new vehicles will be produced at Savli in South Gujarat, where the company is setting up a facility for manufacturing and assembly of the coaches and bogies. In the phase II expansion of Delhi Metro, the 'MOVIA' metro cars will transport four million passengers every day, reducing their journey time and alleviating the heavy traffic congestion and pollution prevalent in the city, the statement said.
The expansion extends the existing network by about 60 kilometers covering major destinations in the East-West and North-South corridors of the city. The 'MOVIA' metros are developed from a standardised platform, which ensures a high degree of reliability, safety and maintainability while providing low life-cycle cost, the statement said. "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," company Managing Director Rajeev Jyoti said.