Bombardier Transportation on Friday began dispatching new MOVIA metro coaches to Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) from its local plant in Savli, Gujarat as part of a 40 coach order for contract RS16 that it won in May 2019.
DMRC had invited bids in October 2018 for the supply of 40 new broad gauge coaches compatible with its existing RS2, RS5, RS7 and RS11 type train-sets supplied by Bombardier in the past, and Bombardier was naturally the only bidder for this contract.
- DMRC’s Estimate: 462 crore
- Final Negotiated Contract Value: 31,28,911,546 Indian Rupees + 9,118,959 Euros + 12,083,116 Swedish Kroner (Approx. Rs. 430 crore)
These coaches’ final destination, whether the 49.31 km Yellow Line’s Khyber Pass Depot in North Delhi or Sultanpur Depot in South Delhi, is unknown.
Bombardier has 100 weeks to supply all 40 coaches since the Letter of Acceptance was issued on May 16 2019:
Here’s a look at the Delhi Metro’s rolling stock fleet – best viewed on a desktop device. As of March 2019, DMRC operated a total of 2214 coaches (1352 broad gauge and 862 standard gauge).
Delhi Metro Rolling Stock Fleet
|RS1||240+40||Mitsubishi – MELCO – BEML|
|RS9||162||BEML – Hyundai Rotem|
|RS10||486+18||Hyundai Rotem – BEML|
|RS14||24||Cancelled (Airport Exp Line)|
DMRC has so far received 776 Bombardier coaches, making them one of the largest MOVIA coach operators in the world. After this order is fulfilled, Delhi Metro will operate a total of 816 MOVIA coaches.
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