Bombardier Transportation has announced that it has received an order for 76 additional Bombardier Movia metro cars from the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (DMRC).
The contract is valued at approximately £74 million (84 million euros) and follows an order for 114 vehicles announced in mid-2010. Delivery will commence in the third quarter of 2012 and is expected to end in early 2013.
With the new order DMRC will be operating a fleet of 614 Movia metro cars, one of the largest in the world. Around 460 of the trains are already operating on Delhi's metro network. During the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, Movia metro trains were central to the mobility plan implemented by DMRC.
Stéphane Rambaud-Measson, President, Passengers division, Bombardier Transportation, said: "We are delighted to receive this additional order to supply Movia vehicles in New Delhi. It is an excellent endorsement of our growing relationship in India. We intend to continue to contribute to the success of the Delhi Metro network by delivering more of our high performance Movia vehicles, meriting the trust that the DMRC management have placed in us."
The Movia vehicles and Bombardier Flexx Metro 3000 bogies are manufactured entirely at Bombardier's industrial site in Savli, Vadodara, located in in Gujarat State, India.
Benoît Cattin Martel, President & Managing Director, Bombardier Transportation in India, said: "India's railway industry is expanding at great speed to keep up with the infrastructural requirements of the country. Bombardier in India is more than ready and willing to match the industry's needs in terms of products, technology and our international expertise. Making Vadodara the only city in the world equipped to deliver all key electrical and mechanical components for the manufacturing of a railway vehicle is a clear demonstration of Bombardier's local capacity and commitment."