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February 15, 2015

Alstom contracted for track work on Line 7 of Delhi Metro

India's Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has awarded a €25m contract to Alstom, in order to carry out track work on the new Line 7 of Delhi Metro.

By Samseer M

Delhi-metro

India’s Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has awarded a €25m contract to Alstom, in order to carry out track work on the new Line 7 of Delhi Metro.

This new 59km-long line, which is 39.47km elevated and 19.11km underground, is part of the Delhi Metro Phase III project to extend the metro network from Lines 6 to 8.

The new line will serve 38 stations along the route.

Alstom Transport Asia-Pacific senior vice-president Dominique Pouliquen said: "Alstom’s state-of-the-art rail infrastructure solutions not only provide high performance levels, but also reduce operating costs while offering passengers an optimum comfort.

"Through its complete range of systems, Alstom is well-positioned to support metro project developments across India." 

"Through its complete range of systems, Alstom is well-positioned to support metro project developments across India."

Under this contract, Alstom will be responsible for the supply, installation, testing and commissioning of 30km of concrete and ballast tracks.

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The concrete track is for both the elevated and underground sections from Lajpat Nagar to Shiv Vihar stations, while the ballast track mentioned is for the depot.

The remaining track work will be awarded in the second phase of the project, Alstom stated.

Alstom is expected to complete the work by the end of 2016. The new two lines are scheduled to be operational in 2017.

In January, DMRC awarded contracts worth more than €65m to Alstom for the delivery of signalling, telecom and electrification solutions for the new Kochi metro line in Kerala, India.

In another development, Alstom received a 15-year service contract worth €125m from Sercoto maintain 75 passenger cars on the ‘Caledonian Sleeper’.


Image: Alstom will carry out track work on the new Line 7 of Delhi Metro in India. Photo: courtesy of Alstom.

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