Salvi, Jun 6: It is 22.5 meters long, 3.2 metre wide and weighs 45 tons and it is India's first indigenously built metro car. Bombardier Transportation India (BTI) rolled out Bombardier MOVIA, from its manufacturing unit in Savli, Gujarat.
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi who launched the roll out of the first metro car, congratulated Bombardier's officials for unveiling the first Indian built Metro car in record period.
"I give my heartedly congratulations to all my friends of Bombardier company for rolling out the first Movia car (a coach indigenously built in the country for Delhi Metro) before the set deadline. The company also feels proud of it as it was for the first time in the history of 150-years of the company that the work has been done so fast," he said.
The world's number one passenger train maker Bombardier has invested 33 mn euros in the metro manufacturing factory at Savli. It is the first such plant in India to be wholly owned by a global foreign company.
Bombardier Transportation, a unit of Bombardier has orders for 424 Delhi metro cars valued at 727 million dollars.
The MOVIA fleet will play a vital role in increasing sustainable mobility for India's capital and will transport an impressive four million passengers every day.
The first 36 vehicles for Delhi's metro rail will be built in Goerlitz, Germany and the following 388 cars in Savli, where Bombardier has recently inaugurated a modern railway vehicle manufacturing facility.