MUMBAI: Rail transportation major Alstom has bagged Rs 700 crore contracts to the Mumbai and Pune metros, under which it will supply communication-based train control technology to three upcoming lines in the megapolis and two upcoming lines in second largest city in the state.
The Rs 700-crore contracts include equipping the Mumbai metro lines 2A (Dahisar to DN Nagar), 2B (DN Nagar to Mankhurd) and Line 7 (Andheri East to Dahisar) and the first and second metro lines in Pune, with Urbalis 400, the French rail transportation major’s communication-based train control (CBTC) technology, the company said in a statement Thursday.
The contract for the Mumbai metro, awarded by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, is to provide the CBTC signalling system as well as a state-of-the-art telecommunication system for the three elevated lines.
The signalling scope includes design, manufacture, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of Urbalis 400 and also includes supply and commissioning of on-board equipment for 63 coaches.
The telecommunications scope includes public address systems, passenger information display systems, fibre optic transmission systems, CCTV, and access control systems.
The contract for the Pune metro, awarded by the Maha Metro Rail Corporation, will see Alstom providing the CBTC technology for the two corridors, to control 31 trains on the 32 km-long stretch, allowing them to run at higher frequencies and speed.
“Our technologies will help enhance the quality of life in both these cities,” Alain Spohr, managing director for Alstom India and South Asia said.
Source: Press Trust of India