Alstom today delivered the first train of the Kanpur metro to the Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRC). Alstom will also be responsible for the delivery of rolling stock and signaling for the Kanpur and Agra metro, including the scope of all LV technologies.
The unveiling was made at Alstom’s rolling stock manufacturing plant in Savli, Gujarat, by Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath, in the presence of Shri Kumar Keshav – MD, UPMRC, and Alain SPOHR – MD, Alstom. These metro trains are 100% made locally at the factory in Savli, Gujarat.
The new metro trains will benefit around 5 million citizens of the two cities. In addition, the overall project will significantly contribute to the socio-economic development of the region.
Inspiration from Uttar Pradesh’s rich cultural heritage combined with top-notch design gave an attractive look to India’s latest metro fleet.
Characteristics of the Kanpur Metro train:
The aerodynamic modular design of the new MOVIA subways will provide a host of safety, security and environmental benefits as well as an excellent passenger experience. Built with stainless steel bodies, the air-conditioned cars will have automated sliding doors, comfortable seating and standing, dedicated areas for entry for people with disabilities, which use wheelchairs and modern passenger information systems, combining to provide an accessible and welcoming environment for passengers.
The trains will be fitted with FLEXX metro bogies and the MITRAC propulsion system to increase energy efficiency, reduce operating costs and ensure that the new trains meet the highest environmental standards. Each train will accommodate approximately 960 passengers in the three-car configuration.
“As I virtually unveil the first metro train for Kanpur, I would like to congratulate Alstom and the UPMRC for the swift execution of the ongoing metro project,” Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said . “In addition to Kanpur and Agra, we look forward to providing advanced metro service for improved public transport in cities like Gorakhpur, Varanasi, Prayagraj, Jhansi and Meerut, and improving connectivity in the near future,” said he added.
Kumar KESHAV, Managing Director of Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRC), said: “This is a proud moment for Alstom, which locally manufactures rolling stock for some of the country’s most prestigious metro projects. With illustrious experience in the successful delivery of trains for the Lucknow metro in record time, we are pleased to have Alstom as a partner in this journey towards transforming the face of urban mobility in Uttar Pradesh. These world-class trainsets for Kanpur and Agra will bring the metro project to life. We look forward to the swift execution of this project and to meeting the transportation infrastructure needs in growing cities. “
“We are proud to deliver the first metro sets for the Kanpur metro in record time. After successfully delivering a rolling stock and signaling solution for the state capital, Lucknow, we are pleased to strengthen this partnership with UPMRC and redefine the mobility needs of Kanpur and Agra ”, said declared Alain SPOHR, Managing Director of Alstom India. renowned for their operational reliability, attractive design and improved safety features – all of which make the metro an attractive mode of transportation, ”he added.
Evaluated at approximately ??2051 crore (245 million euros), Alstom’s scope on the Agra-Kanpur metro project includes the design, construction and delivery of 201 metro cars (67 three-car MOVIA metro trains) and an advanced signaling solution (CITYFLO 650).
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