Alstom completes handover of the first trainset for the Kanpur metro, to Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRC). The unveiling was done at Alstom’s rolling stock manufacturing facility in Savli, Gujarat by the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Shri Yogi Adityanath in the presence of Shri Kumar Keshav – MD, UPMRC, and Alain Spohr – Managing Director, Alstom India. These metro trains are 100% indigenously manufactured at the facility in Savli, Gujarat.
Alstom completed the acquisition of Bombardier Transportation (BT) on 29 January 2021 and going forward, Alstom will be responsible for the delivery of Kanpur & Agra metro rolling stocks and signalling, including the scope of all BT technologies.
Valued at approximately Rs 2051 crore (EUR 245M), Alstom’s scope on the Agra-Kanpur metro project includes – design, build, and delivery of 201 metro cars (67 units of MOVIA metro three-car trainsets) and advanced signalling solution (CITYFLO 650). The customer also has a provision to exercise an option for an additional 51 metro cars.
The new metro trains will benefit around 5 million citizens in Kanpur. Additionally, the overall project will significantly contribute to the socio-economic development of the region.
Built with light but strong stainless-steel car bodies, the air-conditioned cars will have automated sliding doors, comfortable seating & standing spaces, dedicated areas for entry of specially-abled, who use wheelchairs and modern passenger information systems, combining to provide an accessible and welcoming environment for passengers.
The trains will be equipped with FLEXX metro bogies and the MITRAC propulsion system to increase energy efficiency, reduce operating costs, and ensure the new trains meet the highest environmental standards. Each train will accommodate approximately 960 passengers in the three-car configuration.