Savali, India (Urban Transport News): Alstom Transport India today handed over the first train set for the Kanpur Metro Rail project to Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRC). It was unveiled by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath at Alstom’s rolling stock manufacturing facility in Savli, Gujarat in the presence of UPMRC Managing Director Kumar Keshav and Alstom Managing Director Allen Spohr. These metro trains are 100% indigenously manufactured at the facility located in Savli, Gujarat.
Alstom completed the acquisition of Bombardier Transportation (BT) on January 29, 2021 and going forward, Alstom will be responsible for the delivery of Kanpur and Agra Metro rolling stock and signalling, including the scope of all BT technologies.
Valued at approximately Rs 2051 crore (245 million euros), Alstom’s scope on the Agra-Kanpur Metro project includes – the design, manufacture and distribution of 201 metro cars (67 MOVIA Metro three-car trainsets) and an advanced signaling solution (CITYFLO) 650). The customer also has a provision to exercise the option of an additional 51 metro cars.
The new metro trains will benefit about 50 lakh citizens of both the cities. In addition, the overall project will contribute significantly to the socio-economic development of the region.
“We are proud to deliver the first metro train for Kanpur Metro in record time. After successfully delivering rolling stock and signaling solutions for the state capital Lucknow, we are delighted to strengthen this partnership with UPMRC and redefine the mobility needs of Kanpur and Agra. Ellen Spohr, Managing Director, Alstom India. “Our MOVIA metropolis is world-renowned for its operational reliability, attractive design and advanced safety features – everything that makes the metro an attractive mode of transport,” he added.
“As I virtually unveiled the first metro train for Kanpur, I would like to congratulate Alstom and UPMRC for the speedy execution of the ongoing metro project”, said. Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath. “Apart from Kanpur and Agra, we are also looking forward to bring improved metro service for better public transport in cities like Gorakhpur, Varanasi, Prayagraj, Jhansi and Meerut and improve connectivity in the near future,” he added.
Speaking at the unveiling ceremony, Kumar Keshav, Managing Director, Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRC) said:
It is a proud moment for Alstom, which is indigenously manufacturing rolling stock for some of the most prestigious metro projects in the country. With an illustrious track record of successfully delivering trains in record time for Lucknow Metro, we are delighted to be our partner in this journey of changing the face of urban mobility in Uttar Pradesh. These world class trainsets for Kanpur and Agra will give life to the metro project. We look forward to the rapid implementation of this project and to meet the needs of transportation infrastructure in growing cities.
Inspired by the rich cultural heritage of Uttar Pradesh, the best-in-class design gives an eye-catching look to India’s latest metro fleet. The aerodynamically modular design of the new MOVIA Metropolis will deliver safety, security and environmental benefits along with great passenger experience. Manufactured with stainless-steel car bodies, the air-conditioned cars will have automatic sliding doors, comfortable seating and standing areas, dedicated areas for the entry of the specially-abled who use wheelchairs and modern passenger information systems, an accessible and combine to provide a welcoming atmosphere. for passengers.
The trains will be equipped with Flex Metro bogies and MITRAC propulsion system to increase energy efficiency, reduce operating cost and ensure the new trains meet the highest environmental standards. Each train will accommodate approximately 960 passengers in a three-car configuration.