INDIA: The first trainset for the Jaipur metro arrived at the Mansarovar depot on May 20 having left BEML’s factory in Bangalore at the end of April. In 2011 BEML won a Rs3·18bn contract to supply 10 four-car trainsets for the Jaipur metro. The remaining trains are due to arrive by the end of October.

Jaipur’s first metro line is due to open in August. The Green Line will run east from Mansarovar to Chandpole, with a short extension to Badi Chopar planned to open later. The entire line will be 12·1 km long with 11 stations, three of which will be underground. Construction of the standard gauge line, electrified at 25 kV, started in November 2010.

Phase II of the metro will see the construction of the north-south Orange Line from Panipech to Sitapura.