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Knorr-Bremse Enhances India’s Urban Mobility with Movia Metro Project

Knorr-Bremse Enhances India’s Urban Mobility with Movia Metro Project
photo: Knorr-Bremse / Public domain/Movia Metro Project
05 / 12 / 2023

Knorr-Bremse is set to equip 52 Movia metros in India, ordered by Madhya Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation Limited, with their state-of-the-art systems in collaboration with Alstom.

The equipment includes braking and climate control systems for 52 Alstom Movia trains with a total of 156 railcars ordered by Madhya Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MPMRCL) for Bhopal and Indore. Knorr-Bremse will also provide comprehensive services for these technologies over 15 years. With this order, Knorr-Bremse is benefiting from the dynamic development of India’s transportation sector while contributing to safe, reliable, eco-friendly mobility in the country’s mass transit segment.

Safe and reliable rail mobility for major cities

To serve Bhopal and Indore, MPMRCL has ordered 52 metro trains from Alstom, totalling 156 railcars. Starting in 2024, they will go into service on overground and underground lines in both cities, travelling at speeds of up to 80 km/h. Of the metro trains, 27 are destined for Bhopal (31 km, 30 stations) and 25 for Indore, some 200 kilometres away (first construction phase: 33 km, 29 stations). The trains will play a vital role in India’s mass rapid-transit systems (MRTS), which are intended to provide reliable connections for commuters in the country’s rapidly growing cities. India has recently implemented several innovative, large-scale projects involving metro transit systems in various parts of the country.

Dr. Nicolas Lange, Member of the Executive Board of Knorr-Bremse AG and responsible for the Rail Vehicle Systems division: “We’ve been working closely with local markets and customers in India for the last 30 years. The understanding and expertise we’ve acquired is paying off in the form of long-term customer relationships. For example, our high-quality systems solutions have already proved their worth in many other Indian metro fleets in cities like Delhi and Mumbai. And now we’re bringing our high standards of dependability and market-leading quality to this new Alstom project in the state of Madhya Pradesh.”

Olivier Loison, Managing Director, Alstom India, said, “Our integrated rolling stock and signalling project with MPMRCL for the Bhopal and Indore metro is a strong step forward in the infrastructure modernization in both the cities. Our global partnership with Knorr-Bremse allows us to provide the best-in-class solutions to our customers transforming the passenger experience. We look forward to our continued engagement and success in India.”

Source: Knorr-Bremse