China’s top train maker CRRC Corporation has acquired a subway train order from Nagpur, India, the company said Sunday.
69 train coaches will be produced by CRRC Dalian for subway operations in Nagpur, the largest city in central India, according to an agreement signed by the company and a local subway company.
The trains are for two urban rails in the city with a total length of 38 km.
The agreement, signed on March 27, also includes a 10-year train maintenance project, according to a statement by the company.
CRRC Dalian received its first train order in May 2015, providing 112 train coaches for the Calcutta subway.
CRRC is one of the world’s largest train manufacturers.
With more cities planning to build urban rail systems, India has become an important potential market for Chinese train makers.
The order is expected to be completed this year, the statement said.
China is conducting a feasibility study to build a high speed railway line between Indian cities, Chennai and New Delhi.
India and China have worked out a number of cooperative agreements for the development of railways under which Indian Railway engineers are getting trained in China in heavy hauling.
China is also cooperating with India to set up a railway university similar to the one it developed.
The BRICS Post with inputs from Agencies