China to supply 14 trains to Kolkata subway

Source:  www.livemint.com

Beijing: China will supply 14 subway trains with 112 carriages to Kolkata city, the biggest such contract for a Chinese company in South Asia. China Railway Rolling Stock Corp. Ltd (CRRC) will provide 14 subway trains in total to Kolkata, CRRC said in a statement, state-run China Daily reported.
This is the first overseas order that CRRC has received after merger of China’s state-owned train manufacturing firms—China North Railway (CNR) and China South Railway (CSR) this month. The Kolkata order was secured by CNRC subsidiary company—CNR Dalian Locomotive and Rolling Stock Co. in February.
The value of the order has not been mentioned. As the third-biggest city in India, Kolkata will replace the old trains that have been running for over 30 years in its south-north subway line which reaches a length of 23.45 km in order to ease the transportation pressure, the Daily reported. More info
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