Bombardier expects order for 100 more coaches from Delhi Metro

Bombardier Transportation, a unit of Germany-based Bombardier Inc, expects to get orders for 100 more metro coaches from DMRC.
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Updated on Feb 26, 2009 03:40 PM IST
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Bombardier Transportation, a unit of Germany-based Bombardier Inc, expects to get orders for 100 more metro coaches from Delhi Metro Rail Corp (DMRC), a company official said in New Delhi on Thursday.

The company has already bagged an order for 424 coaches from DMRC.

"The company has orders for 424 Delhi Metro cars valued at $727 million. However, we are expecting orders for another 100," Stephane Rambaud-Measson, president of passenger division, Bombardier, told reporters on the sidelines of a conference.

"Of the total 424 cars, 380 coaches will be delivered before the Commonwealth Games and the rest 84 coaches will be operational before mid-2011," he added.

The operational speed of these metro coaches will be 80 km per hour, while the design speed would be kept at 90 km per hour.

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