FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 3374
TOKYO, September 17, 2020 - Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced today that it has been awarded a contract from Indian train builder BEML Limited to supply propulsion equipment for 80 new cars of Delhi Metro. With the order, Mitsubishi Electric has now sold propulsion equipment for more than 3,000 railcars in India's metro markets.
Mitsubishi Electric began its history of supplying India's metro markets when it delivered propulsion equipment for the Delhi Metro Phase I Project in 2001. The energy-saving performance and high quality and reliability of Mitsubishi Electric equipment has led to continuous orders from major metro systems in India for the past 19 years.
Since 2015, the Bidadi Factory of Mitsubishi Electric India Pvt. Ltd. (MEI) in Bengaluru, Karnataka, a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Electric, has been producing propulsion equipment, such as traction motors and inverters, for supply to the local market. Local production operations have enabled Mitsubishi Electric to support the Indian government's "Make In India" policy for local production.
Electrical equipment supplied to Delhi Metro (traction inverter)
The economy of India is pushing forward with a plan to improve and expand metro networks in major cities such as Delhi, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Kolkata and Pune-cities with populations of at least four million-as well as cities with populations from two million to less than four million, such as Nagpur, Jaipur, Lucknow and Kochi. In the future, some 20 cities plan to expand their metro markets. In response, Mitsubishi Electric aims to strengthen its transportation-systems business in India to help to ensure safe and stable operation of the nation's metro railways.
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