New Delhi, Mar 31 (UNI) Bombardier Transportation, the world's leading supplier of metro vehicles, announced that it had received an order worth 87 million euros (137 million US dollars) for supplying an additional 84 MOVIA metro cars to the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (DMRC).
The 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 so far.
As per the contract, DMRC has requested a change in the configuration of the trains and the revised scope will be 37 trains of 4-car and 46 trains of 6-car.
In the phase II expansion of Delhi Metro, the Bombardier MOVIA high-capacity vehicles will transport an impressive four 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 60 km covering all major destinations in the East-West and North-South corridors of the city, which is inhabited by around 16 million people.
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 bodies and the MITRAC Propulsion and control system.
This contract envisages a design approach that enables a high degree of localisation and easy transfer of technology processes for a mass transit vehicle designed to meet the requirement for a rapid, efficient and cost-effective high performance metro.
Bombardier Transportation India MD Rajeev Jyoti said his company was 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,'' he added.
Bombardier Transportation has supplied Indian Railways with technologically advanced rail products, such as the WAP5 and WAG9 electric locomotives for passenger and freight applications and the Mumbai Traffic Management System.
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