Siemens Bags Contract Worth Rs 579 Crore For Electrification Of 39.2 Kilometer Metro Express Link In Ahmedabad

Siemens Bags Contract Worth Rs 579 Crore For Electrification Of 39.2 Kilometer Metro Express Link In Ahmedabad

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Date Of Post: 09 Jan, 2018

New Delhi: Siemens has bagged a contract worth Rs 579 crore for electrification work of Metro Express Link in Ahmedabad.

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About The Order-

  • MEGA (Metro Link Express for Gandhinagar & Ahmedabad) Company Ltd has awarded an order of approx Rs 579 crore (Euro 76.04 million) to the consortium of Siemens Ltd India and Siemens AG, Germany for electrification of the 39.2-kilometer Metro Express Link in Ahmedabad, Siemens said in a statement.
  • The line, will run in Ahmedabad city in two corridors.
  • Siemens will be responsible for complete electrification of the new double-track metro rail line.
  • In addition, Siemens will also provide a SCADA (supervisory control & data acquisition) system for monitoring & controlling the traction power.

Image Credit: Gujarat Metro Rail

Siemens in India-

  • Tilak Raj Seth, Executive Vice-President, Siemens Ltd and CEO, Mobility Division in Lead Country India, said,”Mobility is an area of expertise for us and Siemens will continue to partner with the government to help improve connectivity and public infrastructure.”
  • “With addition of this project, Siemens is executing electrification projects for 6 metro cities in India, the other 5 being, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Nagpur and Greater Noida, matching the pace of urbanisation in India,” he added.
  • The Metro rail system has proven to be the most efficient mode of transportation in terms of energy consumption, space occupancy and number of people transported.
  • It added, Gujarat is well on its way to create a world-class Mass Rapid Transit system which will be an integral part of community infrastructure development in the city.

Image Credit: Gujarat Metro Rail

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