Make In India: Alstom Makes 500th Metro Car at Sri City Factory


Alstom’s Sri city factory which was envisaged as part of “Make in India” has been manufacturing metro cars for metro projects in India and other cities in world, has just completed its 500th metro car production.

As per details by Alstom, Sri city factory is its biggest urban rolling stock manufacturing factory in Asia Pacific Region, which delivers to metro projects in Mumbai, Lucknow, Chennai, Kochi and other cities in world such as Sydney in Australia and Montreal in Canada.

Alstom’s sri city factory-initiated operations in September 2012, to manufacture metro cars for Chennai Metro, and it has recorded 2 million manufacturing and testing hours so far, and has reached capacity of 480 metro cars per annum now.

Trainsets built at this plant so far has wheeled over 27 million Kms.

Recently after lifting of lockdown after plant has exported two batch of metro car sets to Montreal, Canada.

15 per cent of plant employees in various roles as engineers, supervisors, planners etc are women.

Alstom’s presence is well spread across India, aims at developing engineering, technological and innovative solutions, with an innovation centre in Bangalore, e-Loco body shell plant in Kolkata, electric locomotives at Madhepura unit and rail components unit in Coimbatore.

Alstom’s commitment strides towards make in India, with localisation of over 75 per cent of Indian metro projects, despite pandemic has disrupted their operations, Alstom is ensuring on time delivery to metro projects across India, Alain Sphor, Managing Director Alstom India and South Asia said in a statement, reported The Hindu Business Line.