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Alstom Transport India on Friday handed over the first set of rolling stock for the Lucknow Metro Rail project from its manufacturing facility at Sri City in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh.
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Uttar Pradesh Commercial Taxes Minister Yasar Shah received the keys for the first set from Alstom Managing Director Bharat Salhotra at a function at Sri City.In September 2015, Alstom was awarded a contract worth over 150 million euros by LMRC to provide metro trainsets and a signalling solution for the new metro network of Lucknow.
Under this, Alstom will supply 20 Metropolis trainsets, each with four metro cars. Alstom will also provide Urbalis, its Communication-Based Train Control (CBTC) solution, which controls the movement of the trains, enabling them to run at higher frequencies and speeds in total safety.
Lucknow is the third Metro project after Chennai and Kochi for which Alstom is supplying its cars manufactured at Sri City. Alstom is also exporting its cars for the Sydney Metro, according to Sri City Managing Director Ravindra Sannareddy.
UP Chief Secretary Rahul Bhatnagar, LMRC Managing Director Kumar Keshav and others were present on the occasion.
Addressing the gathering, Shah appreciated the works of Alstom and thanked the whole team of the company and LMRC for giving metro train service to Lucknow city.
As per the September 2015 contract, Alstom will supply 20 Metropolis trainsets, each composed of four metro cars wherein each car will be fitted with air conditioning and a passenger information system for a high level of passenger comfort.