Alstom has been awarded two contracts worth over 65 million euro (over Rs 465 crore) from Delhi Metro Rail Corporation to supply signalling, telecom and electrification solutions for the new Kochi Metro line. The projects will be implemented in early 2016 and commercial service for first section is scheduled to begin in March that year, Alstom said in a statement.
As many as 25 Alstom Metropolis trains will circulate on the new Kochi Metro line which is 25 km long and includes 22 stations.
In the beginning, these trains will carry up to 15,000 passengers per hour and direction. Alstom is in charge of the design, manufacturing, supply, installation, testing and commissioning.