Alstom has been awarded the contract by Madhya Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MPMRCL) to deliver 156 Movia metro cars with 15 years of comprehensive maintenance for the Bhopal and Indore metro projects. Valued at €387M (over INR 3200 crores), the order includes the installation of the latest generation of Communications Based Train Control (CBTC) signalling system as well as train control and telecommunication systems.
Alstom is responsible for the design, manufacture, supply, installation, test, and commissioning of 52 standard gauge Movia metro passenger trainsets of 3-car configuration each. 27 trainsets will be for Bhopal and 25 trainsets for Indore. To be built at Alstom’s state-of-the-art rolling stock manufacturing facility in Savli (Gujarat), these ultramodern, light-weight trains will operate at a top speed of 80 km/h, across the 31 km line in Bhopal with 30 stations and the 31.5 km line in Indore with 29 stations. This is the second such combined order in India for Alstom, after the Agra-Kanpur metro projects.
Alstom India has a history of successfully delivering world-class metro trains for major cities, including Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai, Lucknow, Kochi in India and internationally for Sydney, Queensland, and Montreal.