MUMBAI, (GNI): Consortium of ALSTOM Transport India Ltd and ALSTOM Transport S.A. France begged acceptance of Letter for Rolling Stock in Mumbai – photo by Sumant Gajinkar
MUMBAI, (GNI): Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MMRC) today has awarded procurement of state-of-art Rolling Stock contract to “Consortium of ALSTOM Transport India Ltd and ALSTOM Transport S.A. France” for Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ Metro-3 corridor. Being the most competitive amongst the respective pre-qualified bidders, the contract has been granted after receiving clearance from JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) as per procurement norms.
The works of this contract will consist of “Design, Manufacture, Supply, Installation, Testing and Commissioning of 31 Trains with 8 cars (width of 3.2m) configuration. Train will have length of approx. 180m, with approx. 2350 passenger carrying capacity (estimated at 6 passengers per square metre) and approx. 300 passenger carrying capacity for each coach with having longitudinal seating arrangement. Trains will operate on 25 kV AC Traction supply. Carbody material will be of stainless steel. Every car will have 4 doors on each side.
With better execution, the rolling stock will have design life of 35 years, with inclusion of some key features:
LED lighting 75% of motorization for energy efficiency and better acceleration
Smart cab temperature control
Large LED screen for passengers for indication of door opening & closing
Digital route map display for Passenger information Help Point for Passengers
CCTV Passenger surveillance system for Passenger security.
Commenting on the same, Spokesperson of MMRC said, “With the award of this contract we have achieved an important milestone in this project. To cater to heavy passenger traffic and to improve frequency of trains, the state-of-art Rolling Stock will be also equipped with Communication Based Train Control (CBTC) System having features of Driver-less Train Operations. MMRC is thankful to GOI and GOM for their continuous support for this ambitious project. (End)