Delhi, May 8 2022: The first trainset of India’s first Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) corridor was handed over to National Capital Region Transport Corporation yesterday. The trainsets are manufactured in the country at the Alstom’s factory in Savli, Gujarat.
Designed and built to move passengers at 180 kmph, these trains are expected to reduce the travel time between the 82.5 kms between Delhi and Meerut by 40%. These semi-high-speed aerodynamic trains are energy efficient, designed to offer top-notch comfort and safety features for premium passenger experience for commuters, including those for the specially abled.
Designed at Alstom’s Hyderabad engineering centre and manufactured at Savli (Gujarat), these trains are 100% indigenous, in line with the government’s Make-in-India and Aatmanirbhar Bharat ambition. The propulsion systems and electricals are manufactured at the company’s factory in Maneja (Gujarat). The Savli unit produces bogies, car bodies and undertakes train testing. Alstom’s unit has also successfully delivered trains for Delhi Metro, Queensland Rail and is currently producing metro trains for Kanpur & Agra cities.
Some of the safety and passenger comfort features on these fully air conditioned trains include - Ergonomically built 2×2 transverse seating, wide gangway for comfortable standing space, overhead luggage racks, CCTV cameras, fire & smoke detector, intercom, fire extinguisher, exterior camera, door status indicators, grab handles, Wi-Fi, laptop/mobile/USB charging stations, dynamic route display maps, auto controlled ambient lighting system, large windows for panoramic view and ergonomically designed areas to support the specially abled & medical emergencies.
In 2020, the company was awarded the contract worth 436 million Euros to:
-Design, build, and deliver 210 regional commuter and transit train cars along with comprehensive maintenance services for 15 years
-Design, supply, install, test and commission Signalling & Train Control, Supervision, Platform Screen Doors and Telecommunication Systems
Alstom has 150,000 vehicles in commercial service worldwide. With Bombardier Transportation joining Alstom on January 29, 2021, the enlarged Group’s combined proforma revenue amounts to €14 billion for the 12-month period ended March 31, 2021. Headquartered in France, Alstom is now present in 70 countries and employs more than 70,000 people.
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