Ahmedabad orders Hyundai Rotem metro trains

METRO-Link Express for Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad (Mega) has awarded Hyundai Rotem a Won 177.1bn ($US 159m) contract to supply 96 metro cars for Ahmedabad metro Line 1.

The vehicles will be assembled at Hyundai Rotem’s plant in Changwon, Korea, with deliveries due to take place between April 2019 and July 2020.

The first phase of the metro network in Gujarat’s largest city comprises the 20.7km Line 1 from Vastral Gaam in the east to Thaltej Gaam in the west, and the 18.5km north-south Line 2 from Motera to APMC. Construction began in 2015 and Phase 1 is due to be completed by 2023.