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Siemens commissioned to electrify metro line in India

Posted: 10 January 2018 | | No comments yet

Siemens will upgrade the metro line in India, improving not just the infrastructure but also the quality of life and economic growth of the city…

Siemens commissioned to electrify metro line in India

The Indian mass-transit operator Metro Link Express for Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad (MEGA) has commissioned Siemens to electrify the 39.2 km metro line in the Indian metropolis Ahmedabad. The line, currently under construction, will run into Ahmedabad city in two corridors, East-West and North-South.

As well as the entire electrification of the new double-track metro line, Siemens will also provide a supervisory control and data acquisition (Scada) system for monitoring and controlling the traction power. The complete order has a volume of more than €76 million.

This Metro line will play a pivotal role in enhancing quality of life and economic growth of the city and the region. Alongside this project, Siemens is executing electrification projects for six Metro cities in India, the other five being, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Nagpur and Greater Noida. This represents India’s effort to match the pace of urbanisation that is growing worldwide, and the passion to improve the country’s public transportation offerings.

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