In order to supply rail coaches for the Chennai Metro Rail Project, Alstom is expected to set up a coach manufacturing facility in Sri City before the year-end.
Alstom Transport, which has has a metro coach manufacturing unit in Sri City in Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh, near to Chennai, is gearing up to roll out the first train set for the Chennai metro rail project in early 2014.
The newest launched metro in the country, the Chennai Metro is a boon to commuters. The biggest industrial and commercial centre in southern India
Last month, the underground section of Chennai Metro Rail Project (Phase-I) was inaugurated, heralding a new era of sustainable transport in the city.
The Tamil Nadu Government has reportedly approved to commence work for the 118-km Phase-2 of the Chennai Metro Rail Project, which will connect the suburban areas to the city centre.