Alstom completes delivery of the first train for the Kanpur metro to Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRC). Uttar Pradesh Prime Minister Shri Yogi Adityanath held the unveiling at Alstom’s rolling stock manufacturing facility in Savli, Gujarat, in the presence of Kumar Keshav – MD, UPMRC, and Alain SPOHR – MD, Alstom. These subway trains are 100% indigenously manufactured at the facilities in Savli, Gujarat.
Alstom completed the acquisition of Bombardier Transportation (BT) on January 29, 2021 and, going forward, Alstom will be responsible for the delivery of rolling stock and signage for the Kanpur & Agra metro, including the scope of all BT technologies. .
Valued at approximately INR 2051 crore (EUR 245 Mn), Alstom’s scope of the Agra-Kanpur metro project includes: design, construction and delivery of 201 metro cars (67 MOVIA three-car metro trains) and a solution advanced signaling system (CITYFLO 650). The customer also has a provision to exercise an option for an additional 51 subway cars.
The new metro trains will benefit around 5 million citizens of both cities. In addition, the overall project will contribute significantly to the socio-economic development of the region.
“We are proud to deliver the first metro trains for Kanpur Metro in record time. After successfully delivering rolling stock and signage solutions for the state capital Lucknow, we are pleased to strengthen this partnership with UPMRC and redefine the mobility needs of Kanpur & Agra, ”said Alain SPOHR, Managing Director of Alstom India. “Our MOVIA meters are recognized worldwide for their operational reliability, attractive design and enhanced safety features, all of which make the metro an attractive mode of transportation,” he added.
“As I virtually present the first metro train for Kanpur, I would like to congratulate Alstom and UPMRC for the speedy implementation of the ongoing metro project,” said Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. “In addition to Kanpur and Agra, we hope to provide advanced metro service to improve public transport in cities such as Gorakhpur, Varanasi, Prayagraj, Jhansi and Meerut, and improve connectivity in the near future,” he added.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Kumar KESHAV, Managing Director of Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRC) said: “It is a proud moment for Alstom, which locally manufactures rolling stock for some of the most prestigious metro projects in the world. country. With an illustrious track record of successfully delivering trains for the Lucknow metro in record time, we are happy to have Alstom as our partner on this journey towards transforming urban mobility in Uttar Pradesh. These world-class trains for Kanpur and Agra will bring the subway project to life. We look forward to the rapid execution of this project and to meeting the transportation infrastructure needs in growing cities. “
Inspiration from Uttar Pradesh’s rich cultural heritage combined with best-in-class design has resulted in an attractive look for India’s latest metro fleet. The aerodynamic modular design of the new MOVIA meters will offer a number of safety, security and environmental benefits along with a great experience for passengers. Constructed of stainless steel bodies, the air-conditioned cars will have automated sliding doors, comfortable seating and standing spaces, dedicated areas for the entrance of specially trained persons, who use wheelchairs, and modern passenger information systems, which combine to provide an accessible and welcoming environment. for passengers.
The trains will be equipped with FLEXX metro bogies and the MITRAC powertrain to increase energy efficiency, reduce operating costs and ensure that the new trains meet the highest environmental standards. Each train will have capacity for approximately 960 passengers in the three-car configuration.
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