The French railway manufacturer Alstom has delivered India’s first semi high-speed regional train for National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC). The train will be inducted in the 82.5 km long Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS line.
Capable of achieving a top speed of 180 km/h, these trains are claimed to be using 100% local components and are designed at the company’s Hyderabad engineering centre and manufactured at Savli (Gujarat).
Besides, the company manufactures car bodies and undertakes train testing at the Savli site, while the propulsion systems and electricals are manufactured at the company’s factory in Maneja (Gujarat), a press release from the company stated.
Alain Spohr, Managing Director, Alstom India, said, “The RRTS project is one of the most ambitious ventures in India’s mobility sector and will prove to be a game-changer in India’s regional rail segment.” Further, to enhance safety, the trains will be using the ETCS signalling systems, he added.
Hardeep Singh Puri, Union Minister for Housing & Urban Affairs, Government of India, said, “Designed in India, made in India, made for India – it is the perfect demonstration of the PM’s Make in India initiative.”
The Salvi site has also successfully delivered trains for Delhi Metro, Queensland Rail and is currently producing metro trains for Kanpur & Agra cities, the release added.