Car-body shell for Kochi Metro unveiled
Alstom has started manufacturing Kochi Metro coaches at its Sri City facility in India. The first train sets are expected to be delivered in early 2016.
“KMRL expects that our rolling stock will be one of the fastest delivered coaches for any metro project in this country with the most modern design and advanced technology while also being cost effective. Efforts have been taken to enhance the customer experience to all possible aspects in the train,” said, Elias George, Managing Director, Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL).
Each metro train will comprise 3 cars, about 65 metre long and with a capacity to carry up to 975 passengers.
“With the commencement of production at Sri City for Kochi metro, Alstom Transport in India has added yet another feather in its cap. These trains will be manufactured end-to-end at our world class manufacturing facility at Sri City, which is a manifestation of the government's ‘Make in India’ vision. The order from Kochi is our second metro contract in the country after Chennai and reaffirms our commitment to provide 100 percent localised, competitive, innovative and high value products for our customers to serve the ever growing urban and mainline transportation market in India," said, Bharat Salhotra, Managing Director, Alstom Transport India.
Alstom has also received two more contracts to supply signalling, telecom and electrification solutions for Kochi Metro project.
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