Bombardier expects order for 100 more coaches from Delhi Metro

February 26th, 2009 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Bombardier Transportation, a unit of Germany-based Bombardier Inc, expects to get orders for 100 more metro coaches from Delhi Metro Rail Corp (DMRC), a company official said here Thursday.
The company has already bagged an order for 424 coaches from DMRC.

“The company has orders for 424 Delhi Metro cars valued at $727 million. However, we are expecting orders for another 100,” Stephane Rambaud-Measson, president of passenger division, Bombardier, told reporters on the sidelines of a conference.

“Of the total 424 cars, 380 coaches will be delivered before the Commonwealth Games and the rest 84 coaches will be operational before mid-2011,” he added.

The operational speed of these metro coaches will be 80 km per hour, while the design speed would be kept at 90 km per hour.

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