Monorail Car Tested in India

Scomi Group, one of the most important providers of urban transit systems in the world, ran a successful test of a monorail car in India, as part of the Mumbai Monorail project. The test was attended by the Honorable Chief Minister of Maharashtra State, Mr. Ashok Chavan.

"Scomi is privileged to present the country's first monorail car for its test run on the auspicious occasion of India's Republic Day. It is a proud moment for all of us at Scomi as the successful trial reflects the considerable efforts made by our Mumbai and entire international team in Malaysia in making this first step an accomplishment," said Mr. Suhaimi Yaacob, Country President of Scomi India.

"This test run of the monorail car in Mumbai reiterates our commitment towards meeting our key milestones as per our client requirements. Additionally, it also highlights the expertise and reliability of Scomi in providing high-class urban transit systems. We are now steadily working towards facilitating the commuters of Mumbai with sustainable mobility, reduced urban congestion, improved reliability and comfortable journey through our monorail project," Mr. Suhaimi Yaacob added.

Scomi Engineering has had a $545.02 million contract since November 2008. The contract stipulates that the company will provide monorail car transportation in Mumbai for a period of 30 months. For this contract, Scomi will deliver a total of 60 cars to make up 15 sets of 4 car trains.

The Mumbai monorail project should be completed by 2011 and is supposed to run for 20 km, between Jacob Circle and Chembur. It will have one central depot and about 18 stations.

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