Date of Post: 07 Dec, 2018
Chennai: France-based Alstom, on Thursday announced a plan to increase production in its facility at Sri City, near Chennai in Andhra Pradesh. On the capacity of the unit, Alain Spohr managing director of Alstom (India and South Asia) said, “Today, we have the capacity to produce 20 cars per month. We will add 4 more cars to make it 24.”
- Spohr said,”We are going to set up a new line for 20 cars to take the capacity to 44 cars. This will happen in 2019-end.”
- He declined to reveal the proposed investments to expand the facility.
- However, the employees at the facility would increase to 1,000 from the existing 450 following the increase in production, he said.
- Alstom won an order to make 248 metro cars for Mumbai Metro Rail the production of which would begin in November 2019 and delivery in 2021-22, Spohr said.
- The company had won the Rs 2,500-crore order in June 2018 for 31 trains with 8 cars, he said.
- Earlier, Alstom flagged off the last set of the 22 six-car train for Sydney Metro and unveiled the communications-based train control signalling system for North West Rail Link, Australia.
- The facility at Sri City commenced production in 2014 and has a capacity of producing 240 cars annually.
- The unit had also delivered metro trains to Chennai, Kochi and Lucknow.
- An official said that the factory would begin work on the 2nd export order for light metro project in Montreal, Canada, early 2019.
To know more about recent developments of Metro in India–
06 Dec, 2018: Alstom successfully delivers last train for Sydney Metro
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