First Meerut metro train delivered

Meerut metro train Alstom has successfully delivered to the National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) the first Meerut metro train as part of a contract signed by Alstom in 2020 for the delivery of 210 cars for the Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS).

The first trainset was flagged off at a ceremony held at Alstom’s manufacturing facility at Savli in Gujarat, in the presence of Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs & Petroleum & Natural Gas (virtually), Vinay Kumar Singh, Managing Director – NCRTC, and Oliver Loison, Managing Director, Alstom India.

“Namo Bharat trains and Meerut Metro are a testament to our unwavering commitment towards the realisation of the Prime Minister’s Gati Shakti National Master Plan. In a first-of-its-kind initiative in the country, both these services will run on the same RRTS infrastructure. The modern Meerut Metro trainsets have been designed and manufactured indigenously under the Make-in-India initiative. Alstom team has worked hard in ensuring timely delivery of these MRTS trainsets in sync with the preparedness of infrastructure,” Vinay Kumar Singh, Managing Director of NCRTC, said.

Designed at Alstom’s Hyderabad engineering centre and manufactured at Savli in Gujarat, these trains are indigenous, in line with the government’s Make-in-India and Aatmanirbhar Bharat ambitions. The Meerut metro train will undergo its due testing and validation upon arrival at the depot in Meerut.

In 2020, Alstom was awarded the contract, and the scope of work includes the delivery of 30 transit train cars, the installation of the signalling, train control and telecommunication system, platform screen door and long-term evolution which is completed for the 17km priority section for the launch and the provision of comprehensive maintenance services for 15 years.

The Meerut Metro is an urban Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS) that will operate across the 25 km stretch of Line-1, of which 14.80 km elevated and 4.6 km underground, connecting Partapur to Modipuram via 11 stations.

For the convenience of the residents of Meerut, three stations on this line will provide connectivity to the India’s first Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS), connecting Delhi and Meerut. 30 coaches will be supplied by Alstom to serve the line in a configuration of 10 trainsets of three cars each.

The rolling stock is based on Alstom’s Adessia commuter train family, incorporating worldwide experience. The primary purpose of this Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS) is a feeder to RRTS and a metro for the Meerut region.

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