Siemens to deploy state-of-the-art signalling systems for Nagpur Metro

| Updated: Feb 21, 2017 16:47 IST

New Delhi [India], Feb. 21 (ANI): Siemens Limited and Siemens Rail Automation Ltd. S.A.U Spain have jointly won an order worth Rs. 287 crore to supply state-of-the-art signaling technology for the first two metro lines of the Nagpur Metro, the North-South and the East-West Corridors. The order received by the companies has Rs. 146 crore as Siemens Limited's share. The project comprises the deployment and installation of the Siemens communications-based train control (CBTC) solution Trainguard MT for 38.2 kilometers of double track with 36 stations and two depots, as well as onboard equipment for 23 three-car trains. "Nagpur Metro will play a pivotal role in enhancing quality of life and economic growth of the city and the region. The Nagpur metro is a prestigious infrastructure project and we will deliver state-of-the-art technology that employs CBTC to maximise the network capacity while minimising operational costs," said Executive VP Siemens and CEO Mobility Division in Lead Country India, Tilak Raj Seth. The modular and future-proven Trainguard MT automatic train control system is Siemens' commitment and delivery to the comprehensive requirements of urban rail transport in India. It offers the latest standard in automation at different levels. The East-West Corridor will have 19 stations and the North-South Corridor 17 stations, and will link the airport with the automotive square, at the north of the city. The CBTC solution can enable headways of 90 seconds or less with precise train detection achieved through digitalised track database; enabling increase in the frequency of trains resulting in efficient commute for passengers. (ANI)