Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation has won a $340 million contract to supply 210 commuter and intracity cars for the Delhi-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System.
The company received a Letter of Award from the National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) to build and deliver regional commuter and intracity transit trains with comprehensive maintenance services for the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut semi-high-speed rail corridor under phase 1 of the Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS).
The project scope involves supplying 30 regional commuter train sets of six cars each and 10 intracity mass transit train sets of three cars each, together with 15 years of rolling stock maintenance, Bombardier said in a statement here.
The Letter of Award is valued at approximately Rs 2,577 crore ($340 million) and the customer has a provision to exercise an option of an additional 90 cars and two years of maintenance.
The rolling stock will be designed at the Bombardier’s Global Engineering and Technology Centre in Hyderabad.
“Our partnership with Bombardier Transportation to supply 100 per cent locally manufactured train sets for the entire Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS with over 83 per cent local content will be a shot in the arm for the Make in India initiative of the Government of India,” said Vinay Kumar Singh, Managing Director, NCRTC.
“Our new trains will be truly designed and manufactured in India, and they will enhance passenger comfort and safety. This project award for India’s first and most advanced semi-high-speed regional trains, together with maintenance services, reaffirms Bombardier’s pioneering position in India’s rail industry,” Rajeev Joisar, Country Leader for India at Bombardier Transportation.
With an expected ridership of 800,000 a day, India’s first semi-high-speed rail corridor will connect Delhi, Ghaziabad and Meerut with a new 82km line. Travel time to be reduced by 75 per cent enabling passengers from Delhi to reach Meerut in less than 60 minutes