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Alstom To Supply Metro Trains & CBTC Signalling For Bhopal & Indore Metro Projects

By Anvita Pillai, @Anvitap21,

Added 06 July 2022

Contract also includes the supply of train control and telecommunications systems 

Alstom, a global leader in smart and sustainable mobility, has been awarded the contract by Madhya Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MPMRCL) to deliver 156 Movia metro cars with 15 years of comprehensive maintenance for the Bhopal and Indore metro projects. Valued at €387 million (over INR 3200 crores), the order includes installing the latest generation of Communications Based Train Control (CBTC) signalling system and train control and telecommunication systems, each with seven years of comprehensive maintenance. This project will benefit over 5.7 million people in both these cities. 

Alstom is responsible for designing, manufacturing, supplying, installing, testing, and commissioning 52 standard gauge Movia metro passenger trainsets of 3-car configuration each. To be built at Alstom's state-of-the-art rolling stock manufacturing facility in Savli (Gujarat), these ultramodern, light-weight trains will operate at a top speed of 80 km/h across the 31 km line in Bhopal with 30 stations and the 31.5 km line in Indore with 29 stations. 27 trainsets will be for Bhopal and 25 trainsets for Indore. This is the second combined order in India for Alstom after the Agra-Kanpur metro projects. 

"We are delighted to be awarded this significant contract from MPMRCL. This collaboration will lay a strong foundation for an efficient and sustainable mass transport system for the cities of Bhopal & Indore. As India moves towards its vision of using green and clean energy for public mobility, Alstom takes pride in being its long-standing partner in this journey and helps write the country's growth story. Following the Agra-Kanpur metro project, winning this contract is a strong validation of our commitment to deliver mobility solutions that meet the specific requirements of our customers." said Olivier Loison, Managing Director, Alstom India Cluster

Alstom India has a history of successfully delivering world-class metro trains for major cities, including Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai, Lucknow, and Kochi, in India and internationally for Sydney, Queensland, and Montreal. The company manufactures metro trains for Agra-Kanpur, Mumbai Metro Line 3, and modern trainsets for India's first semi-high-speed Delhi-Meerut RRTS project. 

The Movia metro family offers the latest technology and proven and reliable components. Built with light but strong stainless steel car bodies, the air-conditioned cars are developed with a strong emphasis on eco-friendly design to eliminate hazardous substances providing a safer environment for passengers. The trains are powered with modern energy-efficient propulsion systems with regenerative braking, making them a sustainable alternative to other modes of transport, thus reducing energy consumption. 

Alstom in India is a team of over 10,000 employees, and the company aims to expand its talent pool by 15 per cent this year. With six industrial sites and four engineering centres, Alstom has a strong footprint in India to cater to domestic as well as several international projects. Movia metros have been delivered to many cities worldwide, such as London, Delhi, Stockholm, and Singapore., 

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