The Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MMRCL) has awarded French multinational Alstom a contract worth around €315 million to supply 248 wagons for Line 3, the company said Tuesday.
The Mumbai Metro Line 3 is a 33.5km long underground stretch connecting the busiest and congested regions in Mumbai, which is one of the fastest growing cities in India.
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Alstom to supply 248 cars for Mumbai Metro
Line 3 will be first underground metro line in Mumbai
The Mumbai Metro Line 3 will connect Cuffe Parade business district in the extreme south of the Mumbai city to SEEPZ in the north-central with 26 underground and one street-level station.
The Line 3 will not only be the first underground metro line in Mumbai but will be one of the biggest underground continuous stretches in India as well.
Alstom will be responsible for training of operating, maintenance staff
This contract awarded by the MMRCL envisages design, delivery, and commissioning of 31 lightweight, fully-furnished modern passenger train sets of eight cars each. Alstom will be responsible for the training of operating and maintenance staff for Mumbai Metro Line 3 system as well.
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For first time
In a first, metro cars will have 75% motorization
It is also the first time that the metro cars will have 75% motorization, as stipulated in the Ministry of Urban Development's guidelines, enabling quick acceleration and deceleration thereby bringing about greater efficiency in operations, the company said.
The trains will also be equipped with the regenerative braking system.
It will be also the first UTO (Unattended Train Operation) project in Mumbai.