Alstom on Tuesday said it has commenced manufacturing train sets for MMRC’s Mumbai Metro Line-3 project at its factory in Sri City, Andhra Pradesh. The first metro train is expected to be delivered by November 2020, it said.
- Alstom’s overall contract with Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) is valued at Euro 452 million.
- A total of 31 metro train sets comprising 248 cars would be manufactured at the facility.
- Alain Spohr, Managing Director of Alstom India (South Asia) said,”The trains are custom-designed for Mumbai. Themed on dynamic fluidism that takes inspiration from the city, the train prioritises high interior density layout to maximise space efficiency.”
- The first metro train, after undergoing testing, will be delivered by November 2020.
- He said, “The trains will be able to at least carry 3,000 people on a single trip.”
- It would be running on a 33.5-kilometer in total length of Aqua Line.
- The Aqua Line train sets would feature a host of safety features, including CCTV cameras, smoke detectors, emergency intercoms, fire extinguishers with wider detrainment doors to quickly evacuate the passengers in case of an emergency, as per the company officials.
- Alstom would train maintenance and operations staff for the project.
- It was also the first time that any metro train in India would have 75% motorisation enabling quick acceleration and deceleration bringing greater efficiency in operations.
- The trains would be equipped with regenerative braking systems aiding significant reduction in carbon emissions.
- It would also be the first Unattended Train Operation (UTO) project in Mumbai.