Alstom in India

Sustainable Mobility

Promoting sustainable mobility, we develop and market the most complete range of systems, equipment and services for the railways.


Our Presence - Alstom India

A proponent of sustainable mobility, Alstom provides a complete range of systems, equipment and services in the railway sector. Alstom India is comprised of four businesses: Rolling stock & Components, Systems & Infrastructure, Transport Information Solutions and Train Life Services. With a full range of highly advanced products and solutions and a strong local footprint, it is well geared to participate in the upcoming rail transportation projects in India and South Asia, including high speed train projects.

Alstom is a leading supplier of train control systems for metros in India.  In the past, under a transfer of technology agreement, Alstom provided rolling stock for India’s fastest trains - Shatabdi and Rajdhani – which include the Alstom-designed LHB coaches. Since then, Alstom has partnered in the development of several metros and has established a strong presence in India.

Our centres of excellence in engineering and manufacturing offer end-to-end solutions for local and global markets. With more than 1800 experienced professionals, we 'Make in India' for India and the world.

Key Statistics

  • More than 1800 employees in India*
  • Headquarters &  commercial centre in Noida
  • Manufacturing sites:
    - Signalling & Rolling Stock Engineering Excellence Centre, R&D centre and Global IS&T operations at Bengaluru
    - Rolling stock manufacturing unit at Sri City, Andhra Pradesh
    - Manufacturing facility for Traction Equipment at Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu

*As on 1st March 2016 (includes permanent, temporary + contractors)

Main Executives

Mr. Bharat SALHOTRA
Managing Director

Ms. Sudha SANKARAN
Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Debanjali CHAKRABORTY
Head of Communications

Mr. Desh DEEPAK
Company Secretary, ATIL

Mr. Sandeep JOSHI
Managing Director – TIS India

Mr. Philippe SMITH
 Site Managing Director– Sri City.

Mr. Nilesh VEDAK
Site Managing Director – Coimbatore

Mr. Jean Christope GOBERT
Site Engineering Director - Bangalore

Mr. Dinesh BOHRA
Customer Director – Urban transport operations, South

Mr. Pritam KUMAR
Customer Director – Mainline operations

Mr. Rishikesh SURANGE
Tender Director

 

Bharat SALHOTRA, Managing Director
Alstom India

Mr. Bharat Salhotra is currently working as Managing Director for the Transport Operations of ALSTOM in India and South Asia. As the head of Alstom Transport, he is responsible for expanding the Alstom Transport footprint in India and for ensuring that projects get delivered in time and within budget. During the last two years, since he joined, Alstom Transport has substantially expanded its footprint in India and today has several projects under execution. Since his taking over, Alstom has augmented its footprint in India by adding over 1200 engineers to its twin innovation hubs at Bangalore. Today, Alstom Transport India is well positioned for serving not only the Indian market but also the rapidly expanding markets in South Asia Pacific region and beyond!

Mr. Salhotra has been pushing for promoting Alstom light rail turnkey solution for Tier II cities in India and sensitizing the Indian customers on the need to adopt solution based on life cycle costs rather than on capital costs only. As a result, a number of cities such as Trivandrum, Kozhikode, Nagpur and Delhi suburbia are actively looking at inducting the Alstom’s Axonis Light Rail Transport solution.

Mr. Salhotra is a Sloan Fellow with an MBA from MIT's Sloan School of Management. While at MIT, he led a team of Sloan Fellows for re-strategizing United Parcel Service's business. He has a number of publications to his credit, including one co-authored with Deputy Dean of MIT Sloan School. He has also authored a land mark Case Study on India’s first PPP initiative in the Port Sector which resulted in major policy changes at national level.   Mr. Salhotra has been appointed Chevalier de lÓrdre national du Merite (Knight in the National Order of Merit) by the President of the French Republic during May 2015.

Mainline: 

  • Supply of 800 electric locomotives of 12,000 hp and associated long-term maintenance to Indian Railways
  • Signalling & Electrification Projects
    • Electrification, Signalling and Telecom system for the Bhaupur – Khurja section of Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor by Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Limited
    • Audio Frequency Track Circuits (AFTC) for Zonal Railways and Mumbai Railway Vikas Corporation Ltd (MRVC)
  • EMU Projects
    • Refurbishment of 38 motor coaches for Western Railway LHB design technology for railway coaches to RCF,  Kapurthala for India’s fastest trains: Shatabdi and Rajdhani 

Urban:

  • Metro Trains-Rolling Stock
    • Rolling Stock (25 train sets of 3 car) contract for Kochi Metro (Ongoing project)
    • Rolling Stock (42 train sets of 4 car) contract for Chennai Metro (Ongoing project)
    • Rolling Stock (20 train sets of 4 car) contract for Lucknow Metro (Ongoing project)
  • Metro - Transport Information Solutions
    • Signalling & Telecom system for Kochi Metro (Ongoing project)
    • Signalling systems for:
      • Delhi Metro Line 1 & 2 Bengaluru Metro Line 1 & 2
      • Jaipur Metro Corridor 2
      • Lucknow Metro North – South Corridor (ongoing project)
  • Metro - Infrastructure & System projects
    • Track work contract for Chennai Metro (Ongoing project)
    • Track work contract for Line 7, Phase 3 of Delhi Metro (Ongoing project)
    • Electrification and Power Supply contracts for Kochi Metro (Ongoing project)
    • System design and engineering for projects across the globe

 

History

  • 1990: Alstom undertakes Signalling for Kolkata metro
  • 1993-94: Delivers 24 LHB stainless steel coaches & TOT
  • 1997: Refurbishment of 38 motor coaches for Western Railways
  • 1998: Merger of Railway Products India Limited (RPIL) into Alstom resulting in establishment of Bengaluru engineering centre operations
  • 2001: Won the first Indian metro signalling contract in India from Delhi Metro SYS01
  • 2001-2004: AFTC Contracts won in Central, Western & Southern railways
  • 2005: Traction cases for Melco; Delhi Metro Phase 1 project at Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
  • 2006: Software development team established
  • 2007: Delhi metro Line 1 and Line 2 extensions
  • 2009: Won Bengaluru metro signalling contract
  • 2010: Sri City Alstom unit born as a result of Alstom winning Chennai Metro Rail project
  • 2011: ATIL Legal Entity incorporated
  • 2011: Won Jaipur metro signalling contract
  • 2012: Commencement of production at Sri-City; start of manufacturing for Chennai metro cars
  • 2013: Start of Rolling Stock Engineering centre at Bengaluru
  • 2014: First train rolled out at Sricity plant for Chennai metro in February
  • 2014: Won Rolling stock, Signalling, Telecom and electrification contract for Kochi metro
  • Dec. 19 2014: Alstom Shareholders Meeting authorises sale of the Alstom Energy businesses to General Electric
  • 2015:  Start of production of car body shell for Kochi metro
  • 2015: Dispatch of first set of Traction cases to Europe (X60B & XCC EMS) from Coimbatore. First of its kind, wherein a traction case is assembled in India (Coimbatore facility) for a European market.
  • 2015:  Alstom finalised sales of its energy activities and is entirely focused on railway transport