MMRC hands Metro-3 contract to ALSTOM; Coaches will be manufactured in India

The first train is expected to be delivered by September 2020 and operations are likely to start by June 2021

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On Thursday, the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) handed the contract to procure 248 coaches for the 33.5-km-long Metro 3 project to the consortium of ALSTOM Transport India Ltd and ALSTOM Transport S A France. All coaches would be manufactured in India and will be equipped with driverless technology.

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The company will provide 248 coaches, 31 train sets of eight cars each, and design, manufacture, supply, install, test and commission the sets.

Other than Alstom, there were bidders from China, Japan, and Europe that had quoted ₹11 Cr, ₹13 Cr and ₹16 Cr per coach, respectively.

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In order to accommodate heavy passenger traffic and improve train frequency, the rolling stock will be equipped with Communication Based Train Control System, that enables unmanned train operations.

Each train will be 180 metres long and 3.2 metres wide and will accommodate 2,350 passengers, with each coach having a seating capacity of 300.

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