India: Thales to supply ticketing system for Gurgaon Metro
Posted: 6 December 2011 | Thales | No comments yet
Thales has been awarded a contract to implement a ticketing system for the Rapid MetroRail Gurgaon…
Thales has been awarded a contract to implement a ticketing system for the Rapid MetroRail Gurgaon, a new metro transit system in the city of Gurgaon, connected to Delhi metro.
Thales will deliver the complete Automatic Fare Collection system for the Rapid MetroRail Gurgaon. For this project, Thales will develop a central back office system, manufacture and install 72 automatic gates and associated IT systems in all stations.
The state-of-art Thales system will provide seamless journeys for passengers and quick, secure revenue collection and distribution for operators. Entries and exits to metro stations will be controlled by gates operated by contactless smart cards.
With a length of 6,1 km including 6 stations, the planned route for the Rapid MetroRail will connect to the Delhi Metro at Sikanderpur, bringing the satellite city closer to the national capital. With a common ticketing system for both services, the Thales solution enhances the passenger experience and streamlines operational efficiency.
This metro system will be India’s first fully privately financed metro and the Automatic Fare Collection system will contribute to fulfilling the desire of millions of commuters for an effective transport system.
The project is scheduled to be completed by January 2013.
Eric Lenseigne, Country Director Thales in India, says: “Together with our current contracts in India, this success is proof of Thales’s commitment and unmatched expertise in the delivery of Communications and Surveillance systems applied to Transportation and reinforces our positioning in the country.”