CMRL has awarded the contract for supply of 26 numbers of Driverless trainsets to Alstom transport India limited

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Chennai Metro Rail Limited has awarded the Contract ARE-03A for supply of 26 numbers of Driverless (UTO – Unattended Train Operation) trainsets.

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  • Chennai Metro Rail Limited has awarded the Contract ARE-03A for supply of 26 numbers of Driverless (UTO – Unattended Train Operation) trainsets of 3-car formation each (78 cars) for its phase 2 project to the lowest evaluated successful bidder M/s. Alstom Transport India Limited on 23rd July, 2022.
  • For a value of INR 946.92 Crore including taxes and duties. The Contract is being funded by the Government of Tamil Nadu.
  • The scope of the contract includes supply of driverless trains including the design, manufacture, testing, commissioning of standard gauge metro rolling stock, training of personnel, supply of spare parts and defect liability.
  • The first train under this package is expected to be delivered to Chennai Metro in the year 2024 which will be followed by rigorous trials and testing for driverless train operation.
  • All the remaining trains will be delivered in phased manner approximately within one year of delivery of the first train. The total completion time is around 40 months.

Source: Chennai Metro -Press Release | Image Credit (representational): CMRL

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