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Bombardier wins Indian rail contract

Posted on November 28, 2011

Bombardier won a contract for propulsion and control equipment in India from Mumbai Railway Vikas Corp. (MRVC) , a joint venture between the Ministry of Railways and the Government of Maharashtra.

The project, funded equally by the World Bank and the Government of India, is valued at approximately $214 million. It involves design, manufacturing, delivery and testing of Bombardier Mitrac propulsion and control equipment, as well as additional equipment including fans, compressors, passenger information systems and high voltage instruments.

The order relates to 72 commuter trains of 12 cars each. Deliveries of the equipment will start in the last quarter of 2012 with completion of deliveries in the third quarter of 2014.

The production will take place at Bombardier’s plant in Maneja, India, supported by Bombardier’s sites in Mannheim and Hennigsdorf, Germany. The manufacturer’s Propulsion and Controls Production and Development Centre at the Maneja site in Vadodara, Gujarat was recently expanded and has been supplying Indian Railways for decades with converters and electronic devices for train control and communications.

Indian Railways controls more than 497 miles of track on the rail network between Western and Central Railways. Every day it runs nearly 2,500 trains on time, safely accommodating approximately seven million passengers. Bombardier’s MITRAC propulsion and control equipment will support MRVC in regeneration and saving electrical energy, increasing passenger satisfaction and reducing operational costs.

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