Alstom handed over the first Movia trainset for Kanpur Metro to Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRC) at the rolling stock manufacturing facility in Savli, Gujarat. All these trains are 100% indigenously manufactured at the facility in Savli, Gujarat.
“We are proud to deliver the first metro trains, for Kanpur Metro in record time. After successfully delivering rolling stock and signalling solution for the state’s capital Lucknow, we are happy to strengthen this partnership with UPMRC and redefine the mobility needs of Kanpur & Agra” Alain Spohr, Managing Director at Alstom India said.
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 trainset 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 and 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 metro trains will be equipped with Flexx 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.
Alstom completed the acquisition of Bombardier Transportation (BT) on 29 January 2021 and going forward, the company will be responsible for the delivery of Kanpur and Agra metro rolling stock and signalling, including scope of all BT technologies.
With a total value of INR 2051 crore (EUR 245 million) the contract on the Agra – Kanpur metro project includes the design, build and delivery of 67 Movia three-car metro trainsets (201 metro cars) with an option for 51 additional metro cars. In addition, for the new metro systems Alstom will deliver the CityFlo 650 advanced signalling solution.
The new metro trains will benefit around 5 million citizens of both the cities. Kanpur and Agra metro comprises two systems totalling 62 km, of which 32.4 km will be constructed in Kanpur and 30 km in Agra.