Bengaluru, Jul 29 : PSU major BEML Ltd, a major manufacturer of Metro Cars in India, commenced production of Metro Cars at its Bangalore facility today, for MMRDA (Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority) for its MRS1 Project.
D S Mishra, Secetary Housing and Urban Affairs, who was present said that “BEML has shown great enterprise in bagging the largest order for Metro of 505 coaches in India through international competition and whereby giving shape to the vision of ‘ Make in India’ of the Prime Minister. ‘’I compliment BEML for producing a product that competes in terms of quality, time and quantity with the best in the world. I hope that BEML will not only meet the internal requirements but also exports to other countries as well,’’ he said.
The ceremoney was held in the presence of Mishra, R.A. Rajeev,Metropolitan Commissioner, MMRDA, Mangu Singh, MD, Delhi Metro, Ajay Seth, MD, Bangalore Metro and a host of senior executives from MMRDA, DMRC and BEML were present.
BEML had previously bagged order worth Rs. 3015 crores from MMRDA for supply of 378 metro cars (63 metro train sets of 6 Cars each) for Mumbai Metro Corridor 2 & 7 against stiff competition. The contract includes spares, design, installation and commissioning of Metro Cars.
The metro train will operate on 25 kv AC traction and is equipped with CCTV surveillance for passenger safety and made of Stainless Steel body with four doors on each side and real-time track monitoring. The cars have a capacity of carrying 300 passengers in each Car.(UNI)