Bombardier Transportation today announced they had delivered the final of 40 new MOVIA metro coaches to the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) from its local plant in Savli, Gujarat for contract RS16 that it won in May 2019.
The first coach of this rolling stock order (#777 overall to the network) intended for the Yellow Line was dispatched in August 2020, and the 24th coach (#800 overall) intended for the Blue Line was delivered in October.
Some snaps by Bombardier shot prior to dispatching:
DMRC had invited bids for package RS16 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)
Bombardier had 100 weeks to supply all 40 coaches to the Yellow & Blue lines’ depots since the Letter of Acceptance was issued on May 16 2019, and they fulfilled the order well before that timeframe in roughly 80 weeks.
Here’s a look at the Delhi Metro’s rolling stock fleet. 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 is the largest MOVIA coach operator in the world with 816 coaches in its fleet.
As for Bombardier – their attention will now shift entirely towards manufacturing 210 coaches for the 82.15 km Delhi – Meerut RRTS project which includes 30 for Meerut Metro (view design), and 201 coaches for Kanpur & Agra’s metro projects.
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