INDIA: Mumbai Metro Rail Corp announced on June 20 that it had received six bids to pre-qualify for a contract to supply driverless trains to operate on Line 3:

  • Hitachi
  • CAF
  • Mitsubishi Corp
  • A consortium of Alstom Transport India and Alstom Transport
  • A consortium of Kawasaki Heavy Industries and BHEL
  • A consortium of CRRC Nanjing, CRRC Changchun and CRRC International Corp.

To support the government’s ‘Make in India’ initiative, a 75% domestic content requirement has been set.

A groundbreaking ceremony was held in October for the 33·5 km north-south route, which is being developed with assistance from Japan International Co-operation Agency.