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.
Alstom has been present in India for more than a century. The company recently opened a new facility at SriCity to build metro train sets and has a manufacturing unit in Coimbatore for traction systems and an engineering unit specialized in signalling solutions in Bengaluru.