Alstom delivers First Trainset for Meerut Metro, Unveiling India's Technological Leap

Anushka Khare Posted on: 2024-02-16 15:30:00 Viewer: 3,244 Comments: 0 Country: India City: Meerut

Alstom delivers First Trainset for Meerut Metro, Unveiling India's Technological Leap

Meerut, India (Urban Transport News): In a momentous stride towards revolutionizing urban transit, Alstom, a global leader in smart and sustainable mobility, has successfully delivered the first indigenously manufactured trainset for the Meerut Metro. This delivery, part of a 2020 contract with the National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC), marks a pivotal step in the Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS).

The flag-off ceremony at Alstom's manufacturing facility in Savli, Gujarat, witnessed the inauguration of the first trainset in the presence of Shri Hardeep Singh Puri, Hon'ble Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs & Petroleum & Natural Gas, and key industry stakeholders. The Meerut Metro, an Urban Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS), spans a 25-km stretch, connecting Partapur to Modipuram via 11 stations, with three stations offering connectivity to India's first RRTS linking Delhi and Meerut.

Alstom's commitment to the Meerut Metro project includes the design, build, and delivery of 30 transit train cars, signaling systems, train control, telecommunication systems, platform screen doors, and long-term evolution services. This comprehensive approach aligns with India's Make-in-India and Aatmanirbhar Bharat initiatives.

Shri Vinay Kumar Singh, Managing Director – NCRTC, emphasized the project's significance, stating, "Namo Bharat trains and Meerut Metro are a testament to our unwavering commitment towards the realization of the Hon'ble Prime Minister’s Gati Shakti National Master Plan." The Meerut Metro trainsets, designed under the Make-in-India initiative, showcase the indigenous manufacturing prowess of Alstom.

The Meerut Metro trainsets, designed at Alstom’s Hyderabad engineering center and manufactured in Savli, exhibit advanced features catering to the modern commuter. These include a safe operational speed of 120 km/h, an aerodynamic front, and a configuration of 10 trainsets of three cars each.

Passenger-centric amenities encompass overhead luggage racks, miniature screens, Wi-Fi connectivity, multiple USB sockets, designated spaces for individuals with disabilities, and stretcher space for emergency medical transfers. Emergency communication capabilities adhere to international safety standards.

Olivier Loison, Managing Director, Alstom India, expressed enthusiasm for contributing to India's vision for modernizing intra and intercity rail travel. "The Meerut Metro project is a step forward in the country’s ambition to modernise intra and intercity rail travel, and we are delighted to be delivering our next-generation products towards realizing this vision," said Loison.

The Meerut Metro, aligned with the Gati Shakti National Master Plan, is set to play a pivotal role in promoting balanced and sustainable economic development in the region. The eco-friendly design incorporates energy-saving technologies, reinforcing the commitment to reducing traffic congestion, air pollution, and fuel consumption.

As Alstom propels India towards technological excellence, the Meerut Metro stands not only as a symbol of innovation but as a catalyst for transformative change in the country's transportation landscape.

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