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Alstom begins serial deliveries of Movia metro trains to Bhopal and Indore

21 March 2024
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The head car of the Alstom Movia metro trains for Bhopal and Indore
The head car of the Alstom Movia metro trains for Bhopal and Indore. Source: Bhopal Metro Rail/X
Sotnikov Kirill, Editorial Contributor
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Yashchenko Olga, Editorial Contributor to International Projects, ROLLINGSTOCK Agency

India: The French manufacturer has delivered the first batch of two three-car trains to the state operator MPMRCL (Madhya Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation Limited).

The metro trains will be used in Bhopal and Indore, major cities of the Indian State of Madhya and Pradesh. The rolling stock is produced under the national programme Make in India at the Alstom production site in Savli, India.

According to MPMRCL, the first train, delivered last September, has passed a 2,000 km test run. Two new trains ought to be tested in the same way, without passengers, before their launch into commercial operation.

The contract worth INR 32 bln (€387 mln) with Alstom was signed in July 2022, after the company had won the November 2021 tender. The French manufacturer offered a 30% lower deal than its competitor BEML, an Indian company. Under the terms of the contract, Alstom is to supply Bhopal with 27 and Indore with 25 three-car metro trains (156 cars in total), including signalling systems, as well as provide 15 years of maintenance for the trains.

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