Siemens inks pact with RMGL for Gurgaon metro
Siemens Mobility has signed a contract with the Rapid Metro Rail Gurgaon (RMGL) to build a new metro line connecting Gurgaon Cyber City to Line 2 of the Delhi Metro (DMRC), via the connecting station of Sikanderpur.
For this project, Siemens will implement total rail solutions, ranging from coaches and electrification to signaling and system integration, a press release issued here today stated.
The project is scheduled to be commissioned by the end of 2012 and, once complete, the new 6.1-kilometre stretch will help commuters reduce their travel time significantly.
For this project, Siemens will provide end-to-end rail solutions from a single source, besides five three-car metro coaches of aluminum design. The coaches will run on the standard-gauge elevated track at an average speed of 30 kilometres/hour.
To ensure minimum headway of 90 seconds between two trains during peak hours, Siemens will install an advance signalling and automatic train control system. This system will enable transportation of up to 30,000 passengers per hour. To ensure reliable and safe operation, Siemens will install state-of-the-art electronic inter-locking, automatic train control and supervision systems, the release said.
For complete line electrification, Siemens Mobility will equip the traction power supply with DC 750 V, including a third rail system for power collection.
Speaking on the project, RMGL CEO Sanjiv Rai said, "The construction of the new metro line will mark a significant milestone in our endeavour to provide state-of-the-art transportation solutions to Gurgaon. We have chosen to partner with Siemens as they have demonstrated exceptional capabilities with their global technological expertise. We are confident that Siemens will bring tremendous value to this project as a single-source partner."
This is for the first time in India that a complete metro rail project has been financed by the private sector. The RMGL is a joint venture between ITNL ENSO Rail Systems Ltd (IERS), IL&FS Transportation Networks Ltd (ITNL) and DLF.
Commenting on the order, Siemens Ltd managing director Dr Armin Bruck said, "This project was won on the basis of our ability to fully integrate solutions with the highest degree of quality and reliability. Keeping in mind our track record in rail projects, Siemens is strategically poised to provide solutions to India's transportation challenges."