New Delhi: French engineering major Alstom on Monday said it has bagged over 150 million euro (about 1,102 crore) contract to provide train coaches and signalling solutions for the Lucknow Metro project. The company also has contracts from other metro projects including those for the cities of Chennai, Delhi and Kochi. “Alstom has been awarded a contract worth over 150 million euro by the Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) to provide metro train sets and a signalling solution for the new metro network of the city of Lucknow," said the company in a statement.

Alstom will supply 20 metropolis train sets, each composed of four metro cars. Each car will be fitted with air conditioning and a passenger information system for a high level of passenger comfort, it added. The firm will also provide Urbalis, a communication-based train control (CBTC) solution, which controls movement of trains enabling them to run at higher frequencies and speeds in total safety. The headway of the Lucknow metro will be 100 seconds, Alstom said. The Lucknow Metro route will be around 23 km and will include 22 stations of which 19 will be elevated and three will be underground. The project shall be completed in two phases, starting with a first corridor of 8.4 km.

The line is expected to carry about 4,30,000 passengers per day in the first year, increasing to over one million by 2030, Alstom said. The metro cars will be produced in Alstom’s Sri City train manufacturing facility in India. The signalling system will be jointly supplied by Alstom’s sites in Bangalore and Saint-Ouen in France, it added. Alstom’s Metropolis is a leading safe and reliable train that has been sold in over 20 cities globally, including Singapore, Sao Paulo, Shanghai, Amsterdam and Paris. More than 4,500 Metropolis cars have been sold worldwide since 1998.

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