Maharashtra Metro Company tendered the contract for the design, production, supply and commissioning of 23 trains in January 2016, along with training and a 10-year maintenance contract, and awarded the contract to CRRC Dalian in October 2016, with contract signing on March 29 2017.

The vehicles will operate on the north - south and east - west lines. The 38.2km network, which is electrified at 25kV ac, serves 36 stations, 34 of which are elevated.

The trains, which have a maximum design speed of 80km/h, have a stainless steel body with a maximum axleload of 16 tonnes and capacity for 974 passengers.

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