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 1200 experienced professionals, we 'Make in India' for India and the world.

Key Statistics

  • More than 1200 employees in India*
  • Headquarters &  commercial centre in Noida
  • Manufacturing sites:
    - Signalling & Rolling Stock Engineering Centre at Bengaluru
    - Rolling stock manufacturing unit at Sri City, Andhra Pradesh: capacity – 300 cars per year
    - Manufacturing site for Track Circuits & Traction Equipment at Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
    - System & Infrastructure Centre of Excellence in NOIDA (under establishment)

*As on 1st June 2015 (includes permanent, temporary + contractors)

Main Executives

Managing Director

Mr. Salil GOYAL
Whole-time Director  & Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Ravneet BHANOT
Country Human Resources Head

Ms. Mayur VATS
Legal Counsel 

Mr. Sandeep Joshi
Regional Centre Head – TIS

Mr. Kumaraswamy Sathyamurthy
Site Head – Sri City.

Mr. Jean-Michel MAGNE
Site Managing Director – Coimbatore
& India Rolling Stock & Components Industrial Director

Mr. Jean Christope GOBERT
Site Engineering Director

Mr. Preetam Ganguly
Customer Director – North

Mr. Dinesh Bohra
Customer Director – South

Mr. Rishikesh Surange
Tender Director


Bharat SALHOTRA, Managing Director
Alstom Transport India Ltd.

Mr. Bharat Salhotra is currently the Managing Director for Alstom India.  As the head of Alstom, he is responsible for not only expanding Alstom footprint in India and South Asia, but also ensuring that projects won are delivered in time and within budget. He is also responsible for supporting and facilitating global projects out of India.

Prior to Alstom, he was working as Director Finance at Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India (DFCCIL), an organization entrusted with undertaking the country’s iconic and largest post-independence railway infrastructure project in the form of dedicated freight corridors. While at DFCCIL, Mr. Salhotra was responsible for developing the business plan, the concession agreement and negotiating with bi-lateral & multilateral agencies for the over USD 15 billion project size. He also laid the roadmap for establishment of a state-of-the-art enterprise resource planning system for the new organization.

Prior to DFCCIL, he was a member of a high powered expert group set-up by the World Bank for developing a 20 year perspective plan for Indian Railways using state-of-the-art decision support system.  During this assignment, Mr. Salhotra provided leadership for the design and development of network modeling tools, line capacity simulation and investment optimization methodologies and several of these tools have been used to determine long-term investment strategies for railways.

Mr. Salhotra has a number of firsts to his credit; among these, the design & implementation of the first Online Transaction Processing System for Indian Railways, the development of a passenger train profitability modeling tool and a fundamental redefinition of rail network capacities using line capacity simulation model.

Mr. Salhotra is a Sloan Fellow with an MBA from MIT's Sloan School of Management. While at MIT, and as part of his thesis, he led team of Sloan Fellows for re-strategizing business of a leading global logistics player in the light of the Internet revolution and globalization trends. He has a number of publications to his credit, including one co-authored with the Deputy Dean of the MIT Sloan School. He has also authored a landmark Case Study on India’s first PPP initiative in the Port Sector which led to several policy changes being initiated at the national level.

Recently, he was appointed chevalier de l'ordre national du mérite (Knight in the National Order of Merit) by the French President for his outstanding achievements in the field of business and commitment to French-Indian relations.


  • Signalling Projects
    • 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


  • Metro Rolling Stock
    • Rolling Stock (42 train sets) contract for Chennai Metro (Ongoing project)
    • Rolling Stock (25 train sets) contract for Kochi Metro (Ongoing project)
  • Traction Systems
    • Traction cases for Melco; Delhi Metro Phase 1 project at Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu 
  • Metro Signalling System
    • Signalling & telecom system for Kochi Metro (Ongoing project)
    • Signalling systems for:
      • Delhi Metro Line 1 & 2
      • Bangalore Metro Line 1 & 2
        • 20 Kms complete and 22 kms ongoing
      • Jaipur Metro Corridor 2
  • Metro Infra project
    • Track work design 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


  • 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