Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has awarded a contract to Alstom worth Rs. 1,854 crore to design, manufacture and supply 234 metro cars for Mumbai Metro line 4 and the extension corridor along Wadala-Kasarvadavali-Gaimukh.
The metro Line is 35.3 km long elevated corridor with 32 stations, which will inter connect Eastern Express Roadway, Mono Rail, the ongoing Metro Line 2B (D N Nagar and Mandale) and the proposed Metro Line 5 between Thane and Kalyan, Metro Line 6 between Swami Samarth Nagar and Vikhroli, Metro line 4 and 4A is expected to reduce commute time by 50 to 75 per cent.
“These are exciting times, and this first order, following our merger with Bombardier Transportation demonstrates our continued commitment towards partnering in the country’s Make-in-India mission. We are glad to have been awarded this prestigious project by MMRDA and look forward to commencing work on this. Alstom is proud to play a part in strengthening the country’s infrastructure and providing world-class mobility solutions to the commercial capital of India,” Ling Fang, Region President, Alstom Asia Pacific, said in a statement.
Alstom has previously delivered trains for other metro projects Delhi, Chennai, Lucknow, Kochi, and Line 3 of Mumbai Metro as well, it has six industrial sites across India, in Bihar (Madhepura), Andhra Pradesh (SriCity), Tamil Nadu (Coimbatore), Gujarat (Savli & Maneja) and West Bengal (Kolkata), employing 8000 people.
This contract, along with design, manufacture and supply of metro cars, will also include training and skilling of employees.
The new products have been added to the company’s portfolio as part of Bombardier Transportation’s acquisition earlier this year in 29 January 2021. According to the statement issued by Alstom.
The combined portfolio of Alstom and Bombardier transport, signalling, products, engineering and services gives a significant increase in offering to Indian and Asia Pacific region.