French multinational Alstom has been awarded a contract worth approximately €315 million to supply 248 metro cars for Mumbai Metro Line 3 by the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MMRCL), the company announced yesterday (10 September).
Alstom will design, deliver and commission 31 lightweight, fully-furnished modern passenger train-sets of eight cars each. While the complete designing and development of the metro cars will be undertaken out of Alstom's engineering centre at Bengaluru, the 248 metro cars will be manufactured from its facility at Sri City in Andhra Pradesh. Alstom will also take responsibility for the training of operating and maintenance staff for Mumbai Metro Line-3 system as well.
The Mumbai Metro Line 3 is a 33.5-km long underground stretch connecting the busiest and congested regions in Mumbai. The metro line will connect Cuffe Parade business district in the extreme south of the city to SEEPZ in the north-central with 26 underground and one street-level station. Line 3 will be the first underground metro line in Mumbai and will be one of the biggest underground continuous stretches in India.
Alain Spohr, Managing Director, Alstom India and South Asia said, "We are delighted to be the partner of choice for the prestigious Mumbai Metro Line 3 project. By providing reliable, advanced and competitive transportation solutions, we are committed to support our customer in easing Mumbai's transport challenges. With the project stipulating 75 per cent manufacturing in India, this contract has further reinforced our commitment to invest, grow and Make in India."