Delhi Metro orders more trains from Germany

March 28th, 2008 - 11:39 pm ICT by admin  

Berlin, March 28 (DPA) The Delhi Metro system in India has increased its order of mass-transit trains from Bombardier Transportation by 84 cars to a total of 424, the German manufacturer said Friday. The Bombardier Movia cars are needed for the Phase II expansion of the Delhi Metro and are expected to carry four million passengers every day, reducing journey times across the metropolis and easing the notorious traffic congestion and pollution.

Canadian-owned Bombardier said in Berlin the order from Delhi Metro Rail Corporation for 84 more cars was worth 87 million euros ($137 million). The original contract was awarded last July.

Delhi Metro has also asked for the cars to be assembled as 37 four-car train sets and 46 six-car train sets.

The corporation is adding 60 km to its network serving the metropolis, which has a population of 16 million.

Similar stainless-steel cars are already in service in New York, Montreal, Toronto, Paris, London, Berlin, Bucharest, Stockholm, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou and other cities, Bombardier said.

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