Commencement Of Metro Production By BEML For Mumbai Metro
BEML Limited, a Mini Ratna Category-I Company under the Ministry of Defence and premier manufacturer of Metro Cars in India, commenced production of Metro Cars at its Bangalore facility today, for MMRDA (Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority) for its MRSl Project.
The production of Metro Cars for MMRDA commenced ceremoniously at BEML Bangalore Complex today in the presence of Shri D.S. Mishra, IAS., Secretary Housing & Urban Affairs, (301, Shri R.A. Rajeev, IAS., Metropolitan Commissioner, MMRDA, Shri Mangu Singh, MD, Delhi Metro, Shri Ajay Seth, IAS., MD, Bangalore Metro and a host of senior executives from MMRDA, DMRC and BEML were present.
Acknowledging the support of DMRC & MMRDA, Shri Deepak Kumar Hota, CMD, BEML said “BEML is committed to supply Metro Cars for MMRDA well within the schedule. Our production has already started and we are committed to manufacture state-of-the-art coaches for MMRDA with the support of employees and executives”.
Expressing satisfaction for the supply of metro cars and intermediary cars as per the requirement, BMRCL MD Shri Ajay Seth assured all support to BEML in the near future.
Congratulating BEML for having bagged the order for MMRDA, DMRC in association with BEML right from the beginning of RS-l project for DMRC and confident that BEML will deliver the metro cars as per the required standards, Dr. Mangu Singh, MD, DMRC, told.
In this address, Shri Rajeev, Commissioner, MMRDA said that it is a proud moment for BEML and called BEML employees to come with ‘flying colours’ and deliver the metro cars as per international standards, he added.
In his speech, Shri D.S, Mishra, I.A.S., Secretary Housing & Urban Affairs, GoI said that “BEML has shown great enterprise in bagging the largest order for Metro of 505 coaches in India through international competition and whereby giving shape to the vision of ‘ Make in India’ of the Hon’ble PM. I compliment BEML for producing a product that competes in terms of quality, time and quantity with the best in the world. I hope that BEML will not only meet the internal requirements but also exports to other countries as well”.
It may be recalled that BEML had previously bagged order worth Rs. 3015 crores from MMRDA for supply of 378 Metro Cars (63 metro train sets of 6 Cars each) for Mumbai Metro Corridor 2 85 7 against stiff competition. The contract includes spares, design, installation and commissioning of Metro Cars.
The metro train will operate on 25 kv AC traction and is equipped with CCTV surveillance for passenger safety and made of Stainless Steel body with four doors on each side and real-time track monitoring. The cars have a capacity of carrying 300 passengers in each Car.