BENGALURU: Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML) has delivered the first set of six-car metro train unit to Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation Limited (KMRCL) on Saturday. At a function organised in the city, D K Hota, Chairman and Managing Director of BEML, delivered the unit to A K Kundu, Director, Rolling Stock, KMRCL, said an official release.
BEML won the contract worth nearly `900 crore for supply of 84 standard gauge metro cars (14 trains) to KMRCL’s East-West Metro Line in an international competitive bidding.The carrying capacity of each rake is 2,068 passengers and it has a maximum operation speed capability of 80 kmph.
Speaking on the occasion, Hota said, “BEML is providing world class metro coaches to urban metro transport. The state-of-the-art metro trains are indigenously designed, developed and manufactured by BEML. The public sector concern has so far supplied 1,300 Metro cars to Delhi, Bengaluru and Jaipur.