Alstom begins production of trains for Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS
210 advanced modular regional commuter and transit train cars are getting manufactured at Alstom’s factory in Savli, Gujarat. The RRTS trains are 100% indigenously manufactured with over 80% localisation.
Alstom has begun manufacturing regional commuter and transit trains for the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut semi-high-speed rail corridor for Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) Phase 1. The company was awarded the contract in May 2020 to design, build and deliver 210 regional commuter and transit train cars along with comprehensive maintenance services for 15 years.
Alstom will deliver 30 regional commuter trainsets of six cars each and 10 intracity mass transit trainsets of three cars each.
The RRTS trains which include its bogies, car bodies will be manufactured in Alstom’s factory in Savli (Gujarat) along with train testing. The propulsion systems and electricals are made at Alstom’s factory in Maneja (Gujarat).
Alain SPOHR, Managing Director, Alstom India said, “This project is a game-changer in India’s regional rail segment, benefitting millions of people and contributing towards socio-economic development. We are happy to begin local manufacturing of these technologically advanced trains for the country’s first semi high-speed commuter service. At Alstom, we focus on developing sustainable products and solutions that stand the test of time by operating efficiently for decades to come.”
The RRTS trains are 100% indigenously manufactured, with over 80% localisation, per India’s ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ vision and the Make-in-India guidelines. These trains are developed to transform the future of regional commute for Indian passengers.