Alstom gets more orders from Chennai Metro, to double capacity at Sri City
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Alstom gets more orders from Chennai Metro, to double capacity at Sri City

Chennai, Dec 6: Alstom India, which has been executing metro projects in several cities, has bagged orders for ten more trains from Chennai Metro, even as it would be doubling its capacity at its Sri City plant in Andhra Pradesh to meet the orders from Montreal and Mumbai metros.

Talking to a group of visiting journalists from Chennai at its facility, about 75 km from here, after flagging off last of 22 trains for Sydney Metro, Alstom MD for India South Asia Alain Spohr said to meet the stainless steel requirements, the company would be sourcing it domestically for making the ten Chennai Metro trains.

He said the company would double its capacity at Sri City with a new line that could manufacture 22 rail cars per month. To a query on the orders from Montreal and Mumbai metros, he said it involved supply of 500 coaches each and the orders would be executed from next year.

About the company achieving milestone in supplying last 22 trains for Sydney Metro, Senior VIce President, Asia Pacific Ling Fang said in 2014, Alstom won a contract to deliver 22 six-car trainsets as well as the CBTC signalling system, for North West Rail Link, the Australia’s largest public transport project and first fully-automated metro network. (UNI)