March 18, 2013
KONE Corporation, press release, 18 March 2013
KONE has won an order for 143 KONE MonoSpace® lifts to be installed at stations in the third phase of the Delhi Metro network extension in Northern India. The contract follows previous orders for 395 lifts and 75 escalators in the first two phases of the expansion of the Delhi Metro.
The new order includes 70 stainless steel lifts with glass doors and a further 73 lifts with stainless steel doors. Braille buttons and a voice announcement system are included to improve accessibility for all passengers while lift mirrors ease accessibility for wheelchair users. The vandal-proof lifts also feature additional door photo-sensors, fire-rated glass and fire retardant low smoke cables to maximise passenger safety.
"We have a long-standing relationship with the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation and we understand the passenger requirements in the public transport sector. This has helped us provide the best possible solutions for the Delhi Metro, and we are delighted to continue our involvement in this, the third phase of the project", said Neeraj Sharma, Managing Director for KONE India.
KONE has been involved in the Delhi Metro extension project from the start, and the third phase is currently under Indian government construction. Once completed, the network will be some 330 kilometres long.
The Delhi Metro, which aims to cover the whole of India's second-most populous metropolis by 2021, has operated since 2002, bringing relief to the city's congested transport network. To address the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation's environmental considerations, the ordered machine room-less KONE lifts include ecologically sound features such as energy-saving regenerative drives, LED lighting and low energy consuming motors.
The order was booked in the fourth quarter of 2012.
For further information, please contact:
Anne Korkiakoski, EVP, Marketing & Communications, KONE Corporation, tel. +358 204 75 4775
Previous press releases on KONE's infrastructure orders are available at www.kone.com/press including:
26 February 2013 KONE wins order for Copenhagen Metro extension
28 February 2013 KONE wins contract to modernise Washington, D.C. Metro escalators
KONE is one of the global leaders in the lift and escalator industry. The company has been committed to understanding the needs of its customers for the past century, providing industry-leading lifts, escalators and automatic building doors as well as innovative solutions for modernisation and maintenance. The company's objective is to offer the best People Flow® experience by developing and delivering solutions that enable people to move smoothly, safely, comfortably and without waiting in buildings in an increasingly urbanising environment. In 2012, KONE had annual net sales of EUR 6.3 billion and around 40,000 employees. KONE class B shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd. in Finland.