New Delhi: Bombardier Transportation today
said it has won a Rs 5.3 billion order for 74 MOVIA metro
trains from Delhi Metro.
"The contract is valued at approximately Rs 5.3 billion
or 74 million euros and includes an option of a further 40
cars. Deliveries will follow the completion of existing
contract and are expected to end in 2011," a spokesperson for
the Bombardier Transportation said.
With this, DMRC will be operating a large fleet of 498
MOVIA metro cars which is expected to result in scale of
economies in both acquisition and maintenance costs.
The company has signed its first contract with DMRC in
July 2007, inaugurated its manufacturing plant in Savli in
Gujarat in November 2008 and completed local manufacturing of
its first metro car in June 2009.
Stephane Rambaud-Measson, President (Passengers Division)
Bombardier Transportation, said, "we are delighted to receive
this additional order from Delhi Metro. It is an excellent
endorsement for our increasing industrial presence in India,
which is growing from strength to strength."
In the phase II expansion of the Delhi Metro, the modern
MOVIA high-capacity vehicles will transport an impressive four
million passengers every day, reducing their journey time and
alleviating the heavy traffic congestion and pollution
prevalent in the city, the spokesperson said.
The phase II expansion extends the existing network to a
total of approximately 125 kilometers covering all major
destinations in the East-West and North-South corridors of the
city, which is occupied by approximately 16 million