NEW DELHI: Alstom said that the Alstom Transport led consortium, has bagged the contract worth INR 255 crores from the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC). The contract involves design, manufacture, supply, installation and commissioning of Train Control & Signaling System for DMRC's Metro Line 1 and 2 extensions.
The metro line 1 and 2 extension covers 37 kms and will be completed by March 2010. Alstom will provide its information and train control system URBALISTM on both above and underground sections of the metro.
On a visit to India, Philippe Mellier, Executive Vice President, Alstom and President, Alstom Transport, said, "Our capabilities cover the complete range of Transport business worldwide. With India moving towards urban and rapid transport systems, the Transport sector is entering a strong growth period. Through our proven technology in Europe and elsewhere in the world, Alstom Transport is well positioned to help India realise this potential."
"In the next five years the transport sector in India is expected to witness a total investment of atleast INR 3.5 trillion (equivalent to Euro 62 billion). Furthermore, India will have 10,000 km of new line, heavy haul freight corridor, station upgrades, port connectivity and capacity up-gradation of existing line. We are very excited with this dynamic and potential market scenario and are keen to participate in this growth effort", he added.
Sunand Sharma, Country President, Alstom and Chairman, ALSTOM Projects India Limited (APIL), said, "The contract from DMRC stands as a testimonial to Alstom's world wide expertise, state-of-the-art technology and commitment to the Indian market. This order confirms the growing success of customer confidence in our offerings. Earlier, Alstom was awarded the signaling contract in 2001 for Delhi Metro 1 & 2."
Alstom Transport currently has operations in Delhi, a manufacturing facility at Coimbatore for signaling and a software facility in Bangalore in partnership with Infotech. In 2005, Alstom Transport, successfully implemented the signaling & telecom systems, electrical equipments & services for Rolling Stock, traction equipments for Delhi Metro for DMRC.