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Mumbai Metro expedites work for lines 4 & 4A by signing new contracts with Alstom

Reports state that the new metro lines shall reduce travel time by 50 to 75%.

In a move to propel the idea of 'Make in India', Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority(MMRDA) has assigned Alstom projects accounting to ₹1,854 crores, reportedly. As a part of the agreement, a collection of 234 metro compartments shall be designed, produced, tested and supplied. Additionally, the provisions also include training of human resources for Mumbai Metro Line 4 and Wadala-Kasarvardavali-Gaimukh extension corridor.


New metro lines to reduce travel times significantly

According to reports, Alstom informed that the Line is a 35.3 km long elevated track encompassing a group of 32 stations. With facilities of multiple interchange junctions, this line shall strengthen the network of Mumbai Metro. Once operational, this new route shall provide connectivity with the present Eastern Express Roadway, Mono Rail, the under-construction Metro Line 2B between D N Nagar and Mandale, the planned Metro Line 5 connecting Thane and Kalyan, Metro Line 6 linking Swami Samarth Nagar and Vikhroli. It is anticipated that the metro lines 4 and 4A will reduce travel time by 50 to 75%, reportedly, subject to the nature of the prevailing circumstances on the roads.

As per reports, the Region President of Alstom Asia Pacific mentioned that the company feels happy to be a part of this ambitious project. While Alstom has been undertaking initiatives to improve the country's infrastructure, it is expected to begin works on the latest project in Mumbai soon.

Multiple projects by Alstom using world-class techniques and methods

As per reports, Alstom has recently added new products and services to its profile through Bombardier Transportation's acquisition on 29 January 2021. Supplementing the technological advancements brought by the Union government, Alstom has implemented some inventive projects in India. As a part of this, the company has been involved in the production of rolling stock, rail parts, signalling and services using world-class techniques and methods.

Given the amplified services available now, the company aims to augment its reach in Asia Pacific and India. One of the most significant projects undertaken by Alstom deals with providing innovative resources for metro systems across the country. After successful delivery of metro coaches in Delhi, Lucknow, Chennai, Kochi, the organisation is presently working on the Mumbai Metro Line 3 project.

Reportedly, Alstom has centres in Madhepura in Bihar, SriCity in Andhra Pradesh, Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu, Savli & Maneja in Gujarat and Kolkata in West Bengal that provide employment opportunities to around 8,000 individuals.

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