Vadodara, India (Urban Transport News): The Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRC) today announced that Alstom has started of manufacturing of Metro trains for the Kanpur Metro Rail Project.
Kumar Keshav, Managing Director of UPMRC, inaugurated the manufacturing of the Rolling Stocks (Metro Trains) in Bombardier's Savli Plant in Gujrat, located near Vadodara. Sushil Kumar, Director (Operations), UPMRC, Atul Kumar Garg, Director (Rolling Stock & Systems) and other officials from Alstom Transport also witnessed the ceremony.
Kanpur to get 39 Metro trains of 3 Coaches each
Total 39 trains of 3 Metro coaches each are to be supplied for both the corridors of the Kanpur Metro Project including Corridor-I i.e. From IIT to Naubasta and the Corridor-II i.e. From Agriculture University to Barra-8. These trains have been designed with assistance from Bombardier Germany and design experts at Bombardier's Hyderabad office. As per the estimated timeline, the first Metro Train set is to be delivered in Kanpur in the month of September.
State-of-the-art trains in line with utmost passenger safety and energy conservation
These trains are equipped with Communication Based Train Control System (CBTC) for Automatic Train Operations. These ultramodern trains are having state of the art design for safe operation, energy efficiency and passenger comforts. These trains will also be equipped with a CO2 sensor-based air-conditioning system to save energy during operations.
"The trains for the Kanpur Metro Rail Project are being manufactured in line with the initiatives of 'Make in India' & 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat' that have been coined by the Government of India. I am glad to announce that UP Metro has successfully commenced the manufacturing of the trains within the estimated time frame, which in turn will ensure the timely start of Metro Operations on the Priority Corridor," said Kumar Keshav, MD, UPMRC.
The final design work has already been completed by Bombardier Germany & Bombardier India. The design documents have also been submitted to RDSO for getting their recommendation for final approval of the Ministry of Railways for timely starting the operations of Kanpur Metro.
In July last year, UPMRC had issued the letter of acceptance (LoA) of the contract worth Rs 2,051 crores
for the supply of the 201 Rolling Stock coaches and Signalling System for Kanpur and Agra Metro Rail projects. However, after the acquisition of Bombardier Transportation, now Alstom will deliver the metro coaches and signalling solutions for Kanpur and Agra Metro Rail projects.
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