Alstom has been awarded a contract worth €25 million by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to provide track work on the new line 7 of Delhi Metro by the end of 2016.
This new line - which is expected to open in December 2016 - is 59 km long and includes 38 stations. It is part of the Delhi Metro Phase III project to extend the metro network from 6 to 8 lines. With the two new lines expected to open in early 2017, the number of commuters is projected to go up from 3 million currently to about 4 million.
Alstom is in charge of the supply, installation, testing and commissioning of 30 km of concrete and ballast tracks. The concrete track is for the elevated and underground sections from Lajpat Nagar to Shiv Vihar stations, while the ballast track is for the depot.
"Alstom is pleased to be involved in the extension of the prestigious Delhi Metro. Alstom’s state-of-the-art rail infrastructure solutions not only provide high performance levels, but also reduce operating costs while offering passengers an optimum comfort. Through its complete range of systems, Alstom is well positioned to support metro project developments across India," said Dominique Pouliquen, Senior Vice-President of Alstom Transport Asia-Pacific.
With more than 2,000 km of trackwork undertaken throughout the world, Alstom has the required experience and knowledge base in rail infrastructure construction: structures in both ballast and concrete for high-speed lines, conventional lines, metros (on tyres or on metal wheels) and tramways.
Alstom has been present in India for more than a century. The company recently opened a new facility at Sri City to build metro train sets and has a manufacturing unit in Coimbatore for traction systems and an engineering unit specialized in signalling solutions in Bangalore. Alstom has several references in the country both in signalling and trains, including the metro train sets for Chennai and the signalling systems provided for the Delhi, Bengaluru and Jaipur metros.
About Alstom Transport
A promoter of sustainable mobility, Alstom Transport develops and markets the most complete range of systems, equipment and services in the railway sector. Alstom Transport manages entire transport systems, including trains, signalling, maintenance and modernisation, infrastructure and offers integrated solutions. Alstom Transport recorded sales of €5.9 billion in the fiscal year 2013/14. Alstom Transport is present in over 60 countries and employs around 28,300 people.
About Alstom in India
Alstom is a global leader in power generation, power transmission and rail infrastructure. Present in India since 1911, Alstom has strong capabilities in engineering, manufacturing, project management and supply of products and solutions for infrastructure. Alstom has four R&D centres in India: Transport in Bengaluru, Hydro Global Technology Centre in Vadodara and Grid R&D centres in Hosur & Padappai. It has three engineering centres for Power in Noida, Vadodara and Kolkata and fourteen manufacturing units dedicated to: Power - Hydro in Vadodara, Boilers in Durgapur, Power Mills in Shahabad, Steam turbines in Gujarat, Transport at Coimbatore and SriCity and Grid in Padappai, Pallavaram, Hosur, Vadodara, Naini and Noida.
Linda Huguet / Justine Rohée (Alstom Transport)
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Sapna Lalwani (Alstom India)
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