( dpa ) - The Delhi metro system in India has increased its order of mass-transit trains from Bombardier Transportation by 84 cars to a total of 424, the German manufacturer said Friday.
The Bombardier Movia cars are needed for the phase II expansion of the Delhi Metro and are expected to carry 4 million passengers every day, reducing journey times across the metropolis and easing the notorious traffic congestion and pollution in the region.
Canadian-owned Bombardier said in Berlin the order from Delhi Metro Rail Corporation for 84 more cars was worth 87 million euros (137 million dollars). The original contract was awarded last July.
Delhi has also asked for the cars to be assembled as 37 four-car trainsets and 46 six-car trainsets. They will be built in India.
The corporation is adding 60 kilometres to its network serving the metropolis, which has a population of 16 million.
Similar stainless-steel cars are already in service in New York, Montreal, Toronto, Paris, London, Berlin, Bucharest, Stockholm, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou and other cities, Bombardier said.