Alstom has rolled out the 100th metro trainset under the Make-in-India initiative from its facility in Sri City in Andhra Pradesh, according to a statement. The 100th trainset goes to Kochi Metro. Kochi Metro had ordered 25 trainsets and it would be the last to be delivered by Alstom.
- Kochi operates a 100% ‘Make in India’ metro fleet entirely custom-built at the flagship manufacturing facility at Sricity, it said.
- The Sri City facility was set up as Alstom’s first global manufacturing centre for rolling stock in the Asia-Pacific region.
- The plant commenced operations in November 2013 and delivered its first metro trainset to Chennai Metro Rail Corporation (CMRL) in February 2014.
- Till date, Alstom’s Sri City facility has made on-time deliveries of more than 420 metro cars for its Indian and international customers.
- This includes delivering completely indigenous trainsets to metro rail corporations of Chennai, Lucknow, Kochi and Sydney, which is its first international order.
- Speaking on this occasion Alain Spohr, Managing Director for India and South Asia, said “We have hit a century by delivering the 100th trainset. This milestone signifies many things, but most importantly, it is a vote of confidence of our customers in our capabilities to deliver world class, custom-made solutions.”
- “This achievement has been possible by our belief in our Indian talent that includes more than 4200 team members working across various locations in India. We are confident to reach greater heights with our commitment to ‘Make in India’ and aligning our business goals with the country’s vision.”
- It said, before end of this year, the facility will commence production for:
- 248 metro cars (31 trainsets of 8-cars each) for Mumbai Metro Line 3
- 212 metro cars (106 trainsets of 2 cars each) for Montreal Metro (Réseau express métropolitain)
- 10 more trainsets for Chennai Metro, which is already under execution
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