The train was produced as part of a 162 coach order (contract RS-11) which along with an order for 96 coaches to BEML (contract RS-13) were placed by the DMRC in 2015 to add 17 new 8-coach trains to the Yellow & Blue lines, convert 42 existing 6-coach trains into 8-coach trains on the Yellow and Blue lines, and convert 19 existing 4-coach trains into 6-coach trains on the Red Line.
News about the trainset’s delivery was announced on LinkedIn by Bombardier’s HR Partner Mukesh Gupta –
Bombardier India Proud to share his achievement.We have committed and we deliver our last Train of RS11 Project to our client before time(i.e;on 14th Feb). Delhi PI Team worked day & night to make sure we achieve our target. Big Thanks to Project Director (Nelson T) for his contribution and leadership. Proud at Bombardier. Cheers
With this development, Bombardier has now fulfilled 4 major rolling stock orders for the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, and at 776 coaches the DMRC now operates one of the largest Bombardier fleets in the world.
Here’s a list of all orders along with the order month & year –
Bombardier’s website has an excellent fact-sheet on Delhi Metro’s MOVIA trains and contains a schematic, train specifications, performance and technical characteristics – check it out here.
For more updates, check out the Delhi section of The Metro Rail Guy!