30/06/2015 9:27 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

Bombardier Wins Rs 1,500 Crore Delhi Metro Order, To Manufacture In Gujarat

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AHMEDABAD — Rail technology major Bombardier Transportation, which has a manufacturing facility in Vadodara, has won a contract to supply 162 metro cars to Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (DMRC).

New trains will increase the number of DMRC's existing fleet of metros from 614 to 776 and make it one of the largest metro fleets in the world, Bombardier said in a statement.

The order is valued at approximately Rs 1,500 crore, and delivery will begin in the third quarter of 2016 and is expected to end in early 2018, it added.

These 162 new metro cars will be built at Bombardier's railway vehicle manufacturing facility and bogie assembly hall at Savli near Vadodara.

The company also has a propulsion systems manufacturing facility at Maneja in Vadodara.

"We are pleased to have received this new order for another 162 Movia vehicles for New Delhi. These additional trains will be delivered from our state-of-the-art manufacturing sites in Vadodara," Bombardier Transportation's Chief Country Representative Harsh Dhingra said.

In its six-car configuration, these new vehicles will accommodate up to 740 more passengers and once configured into eight-car sets, they will carry as many as 2,960 passengers and provide a much needed capacity increase on two of Delhi’s main metro lines, it added.

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