Alstom to deliver CBTC technology for to Delhi metro lines

Delhi Metro Phase IVAlstom won EUR 54 million contracts to design, manufacture, supply, install, test, and commission the train control and signalling solution for Delhi Metro Phase IV.

Under the contract, Alstom will deliver for Line 7 and Line 10 its scalable communications-based train control solutions (CBTC), which will operate in conjunction with its Automatic Train Supervision (ATS) system. This solution is expected to bring down energy consumption by up to 30%. CBTC can largely improve capacity, efficiency, reliability, safety of metro lines and reduce operating costs for operators. The two metro lines constructed as extensions of the existing corridors, will have a total length of more than 36 km served by 24 stations.

The Line 7 (Pink Line) is connecting Mukundpur situated in North Delhi and Maujpur, in the District Shahdara. It will have a length of 12.5 km served by 8 stations. Line 10 (Silver Line) provides connection between Aerocity (near Delhi International Airport) and Tughlakabad, in South East District of New Delhi. It will be a 23.6 km long line constructed in a mix of elevated and underground sections and will be served by 16 stations.

Delhi Metro Phase IV comprises six new lines/extensions which will have a total length of 104 km bringing the entire metro system to 495 km from currently 391 km. The metro expansion progamme is expected to be completed by the end of 2024.

In 2021, JICA approved a USD 1 billion funding for the construction of the metro extensions part of Phase IV expansion.

In November 2022, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) awarded Alstom a EUR 312 million contract for the supply 312 standard gauge metro cars (Metropolis trains) for the Phase 4. This contract includes the delivery of 234 metro cars for the Line 7 and Line 8 extensions, and for the Janakpuri West – RK Ashram corridor. For the Line 10 (Aerocity – Tughlakabad line), Alstom will deliver 78 metro cars including maintenance services for 15 years. Alstom will be responsible for the design, manufacture, supply, testing and commissioning these new metro cars. Until now, the French company has delivered 800 metro cars operating on the Delhi Metro network.

In addition, Alstom has also supplied DMRC the train control and signalling solution for five metro lines during Phase I, II and III.


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