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Bombardier wins $214M order for Mumbai rail

Bombardier’s rail division has won a US$214-million order from Mumbai Railway Vikas, a joint venture between India’s national government and the state of Maharashtra.


November 28, 2011
by CANADIAN PRESS

MONTREAL: Bombardier Inc.’s rail division has won a US$214-million order from Mumbai Railway Vikas Corp., a joint venture between India’s national government and the state of Maharashtra.

The order is for Bombardier Mitrac propulsion and control equipment to be produced in India.

Production will take place at a Bombardier plant in Maneja, India. Deliveries will begin in the last quarter of 2012 and be completed in the third quarter of 2014.

“It is a prestigious project and the largest for Bombardier’s propulsion and controls business in India,” said Benoit Cattin Martel, president and managing director of Bombardier Transportation India.

Bombardier said the order relates to a total of 72 commuter trains of 12 cars each.

MRVC is a joint venture between India’s railway ministry and the Maharashtra government.

© 2011 The Canadian Press