Larsen & Toubro appoints Thales for systems on Hyderabad Metro Rail

Posted: 11 December 2012 | Thales | No comments yet

“We are delighted to have secured the first CBTC project in India, as this is a landmark contract being the first of its kind in India…”


Larsen & Toubro, India’s leading engineering and construction Company signed an agreement with Thales India for providing Communications Based Train Control (CBTC) and Integrated Communications and Supervision (ICS) systems for Hyderabad Metro Rail Project. The CBTC advanced signalling and ICS systems will be implemented for the Hyderabad Metro Rail Lines 1, 2 and 3, covering 72 km of rail and comprising of 66 stations.

“We are delighted to have secured the first CBTC project in India, as this is a landmark contract being the first of its kind in India,” said Eric Lenseigne, Vice President, Thales India. “To also have been chosen for the supervision systems, already present for 10 years in the country, proves our strength in delivering complete and fully-integrated high-tech solutions for all aspects of urban railway projects. These key contracts reinforce Thales’ strong presence in high potential growth markets.”

The Thales world leading advanced signalling solution, SelTrac® CBTC, has been chosen for the L&T Metro Rail Hyderabad project. Thales will design, build, deliver and manage the installation of the SelTrac Communications-Based Train Control solution. Its success has already been proven globally as more than 30 of the world’s largest cities metro systems use Thales SelTrac® CBTC, transporting 3 billion passengers each year.

The L&T Metro Rail Hyderabad project will include around 18.5 million s.ft. of Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) in the earmarked P&C areas and depots. This project is expected to trigger robust economic activity in and around the city and will generate substantial employment.

The integrated communications and supervision systems supplied will build on the success of previous supervision projects in India in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Jaipur. Thales will deliver its comprehensive ICS package, composed by Data Transmission, Public Address, Passenger Information Display, Fault Reporting Facilities, Office Automation and Information Technology, CCTV, Access Control and Intrusion Detection, Master Clock, Telephony, Voice Recording and Radio Tetra systems.

The greenfield project will be deployed in six stages and will cover three key corridors: Miyapur to LB Nagar; Jubilee Bus Stand to Falaknuma; and Nagole to Shilparaman. Under the integrated coordination of a central control operations facility, trains will operate automatically, with an attendant on board.

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