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Bombardier delivers 600th coach to Delhi Metro

Published: 23rd October 2012 06:23 PM  |   Last Updated: 23rd October 2012 06:23 PM   |  A+A-

By IANS

German train-maker Bombardier Tuesday supplied to Delhi Metro its 600th coach manufactured at its plant near this Gujarat city, a company official said.

"The delivery of the 600th car and our support of sustainable mobility in the growing city of Delhi demonstrate how the Savli site in Vadodara has rapidly evolved into a truly Indian production and engineering hub," said Harsh Dhingra, chief country representative India, Bombardier Transportation.

The high capacity Movia vehicles can accommodate 2,220 passengers per six-car set and 2,960 passengers per eight-car set.

"Delhi Metro has been expanding its network rapidly and we are pleased to celebrate the delivery of the 600th metro car. These coaches will help us to carry increasing number of metro passengers in Delhi in a safe and efficient manner," said Mangu Singh, Delhi Metro's managing director.

Dhingra also said that Bombardier Indian sites are equipped with state-of-the-art manufacturing techniques to support metro rail operators in India.

"Our employees in India are fully trained on special tools and processes to ensure that quality standards and practices are maintained," Dhingra said.

The Movia vehicles are also eco-friendly, have the MITRAC propulsion system operating on both electrified and non-electrified tracks, and help rail vehicles operate economically with regenerative braking, saving about 30 percent energy, a statement said.

Delhi Metro now makes over 2,700 trips a day, covering about 70,000 km and carrying around 1.8 million passengers on week days.



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