Another success for Make in India! Alstom delivers the first Kanpur Metro trainset; Check features and images

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Updated: September 18, 2021 9:21 PM

Under the ‘Make in India’ & ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ initiatives, these metro trains are being indigenously manufactured in Savli, Gujarat. The new metro trains will benefit around 5 million citizens.

Kanpur Metro, Alstom, Agra Metro Trainset, Make in India, Agra-Kanpur metro project, Yogi AdityanathThe new metro trains will benefit around 5 million citizens of both the cities. Additionally, the overall project will significantly contribute towards the socio-economic development of the region.

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 Kumar Keshav – MD, UPMRC, and Alain SPOHR – MD, Alstom. 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 stock and signalling, including scope of all BT technologies.

Valued at approximately INR 2051 crore (245 Mn EUR), Alstom’s scope on the Agra-Kanpur metro project includes – design, build and delivery of 201 metro cars (67 MOVIA metro three-car trainsets) and an 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 of both the cities. Additionally, the overall project will significantly contribute towards the socio-economic development of the region.

Kanpur Metro, Alstom, Agra Metro Trainset, Make in India, Agra-Kanpur metro project, Yogi AdityanathKanpur Metro Coach Interior

“We are proud to deliver the first metro trains for Kanpur Metro in record time. After successfully delivering Rolling Stock & Signalling solutions for the state’s capital Lucknow, we are happy to strengthen this partnership with UPMRC and redefine the mobility needs of Kanpur & Agra” said Alain SPOHR, Managing Director, Alstom India. “Our MOVIA metros are world renowned for their operational reliability, appealing design and enhanced safety features – everything that makes metro an attractive mode of transport,” he added.

Kanpur Metro, Alstom, Agra Metro Trainset, Make in India, Agra-Kanpur metro project, Yogi AdityanathKanpur Metro Coach

“As I virtually unveil the first metro train for Kanpur, I would like to congratulate Alstom and UPMRC for the fast paced execution of the ongoing metro project”, said the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath. “In addition to Kanpur & Agra, we are looking forward to bringing advanced metro service for enhanced public transportation in cities like Gorakhpur, Varanasi, Prayagraj, Jhansi and Meerut, and improving connectivity in the near future”, he added.

Kanpur Metro, Alstom, Agra Metro Trainset, Make in India, Agra-Kanpur metro project, Yogi AdityanathAlstom delivers Kanpur metro coach

Speaking at the unveiling ceremony, Kumar KESHAV, Managing Director, Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRC) said, “It is a proud moment for Alstom, which is indigenously manufacturing the rolling stock for some of the most prestigious metro projects in the country. With an illustrious track record of successfully delivering the trains for Lucknow metro in record time, we are happy to have Alstom as our partner in this journey towards transforming the face of urban mobility in Uttar Pradesh. These world-class trainsets for Kanpur & Agra will breathe life into the metro project. We are looking forward to the speedy execution of this project and catering to the transport infrastructure needs in growing cities.”

Inspiration from Uttar Pradesh’s rich cultural heritage combined with best-in-class design has resulted in an attractive look for India’s latest metro fleet. Aerodynamic modular design of the new MOVIA metros will offer a host of safety, security and environmental benefits along with great passenger experience. Built with 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 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.

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kanpur metro, alstom, agra metro trainset, make in india, agra-kanpur metro project, yogi adityanathInspiration from Uttar Pradesh’s rich cultural heritage combined with best-in-class design has resulted in an attractive look for India’s latest metro fleet.
kanpur metro, alstom, agra metro trainset, make in india, agra-kanpur metro project, yogi adityanathValued at approximately INR 2051 crore (245 Mn EUR), Alstom’s scope on the Agra-Kanpur metro project includes – design, build and delivery of 201 metro cars (67 MOVIA metro three-car trainsets) and an advanced signalling solution (CITYFLO 650). The customer also has a provision to exercise an option for an additional 51 metro cars.
kanpur metro, alstom, agra metro trainset, make in india, agra-kanpur metro project, yogi adityanathDelivering on the ‘Make in India’ promise, these MOVIA metro cars will be manufactured at the state-of-the-art facilities in Savli and Maneja, near Vadodara, Gujarat. The trains will be designed at engineering centre in Hyderabad, India with Train Control & Management System (TCMS) delivered by the two centres in Vadodara. The signalling system will be delivered from Gurugram, Haryana.
kanpur metro, alstom, agra metro trainset, make in india, agra-kanpur metro project, yogi adityanathUnder the ‘Make in India’ & ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ initiatives, these metro trains are being indigenously manufactured at Alstom’s state-of-the-art facility in Savli, Gujarat.
kanpur metro, alstom, agra metro trainset, make in india, agra-kanpur metro project, yogi adityanathThe 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.
kanpur metro, alstom, agra metro trainset, make in india, agra-kanpur metro project, yogi adityanathBuilt with light but strong stainless steel car bodies, the air-conditioned cars will have automated sliding doors, comfortable seating and standing spaces, dedicated areas for passengers in wheelchairs and modern passenger information systems, combining to provide an accessible and welcoming environment for passengers. The optimised ergonomics and well-thought of aesthetics cater to the comfort, and safety of the commuter while being extremely pleasing to the eye.
kanpur metro, alstom, agra metro trainset, make in india, agra-kanpur metro project, yogi adityanathThe interior of the train is designed considering the Indian anthropological data to maximize the comfort for passengers. The use of suitable materials, combined with technology for timely detection and reporting of fire sources, ensure a very high level of safety. They are equipped with fire extinguishers, fire and smoke detectors, high-definition CCTV surveillance system and external cameras.
kanpur metro, alstom, agra metro trainset, make in india, agra-kanpur metro project, yogi adityanathThe progressive, environment friendly design of the new metro trains ensures energy saving and high performance. The eco-friendly trains are equipped with modern energy efficient propulsion systems making them a sustainable alternative to other modes of transport, thus reducing air pollution as well as congestion.
kanpur metro, alstom, agra metro trainset, make in india, agra-kanpur metro project, yogi adityanathThe 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 – MD, Alstom.
kanpur metro, alstom, agra metro trainset, make in india, agra-kanpur metro project, yogi adityanathAlstom successfully hands over of the first trainset for the Kanpur metro, to Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRC) today.

 

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