Siemens Provides Complete Rail Solutions for Gurgaon Metro Line
June 15, 2010 6:30 am
This is for the first time in India that a complete metro rail project is financed by the private sector. Rapid MetroRail Gurgaon Ltd. is a Joint Venture of ITNL ENSO Rail Systems Ltd. (IERS), IL&FS Transportation Networks Ltd. (ITNL) and DLF.
Siemens Mobility has signed a contract with Rapid Metro Rail Gurgaon Ltd (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 from coaches to electrification and signaling to system integration. The project is scheduled to be commissioned by end of 2012 and once complete, the new 6.1 km stretch will help commuters reduce their travel time significantly.
The satellite city of Gurgaon has always been a popular destination amongst working professionals. In order to enable greater connectivity and reduce travel time within Gurgaon, Rapid MetroRail Gurgaon Ltd. has launched India’s first privately financed metro rail project. This project, which will be integrated with the ongoing Delhi metro rail line, will ease traffic congestion and help lower atmospheric pollution.
For this project, Siemens will provide end-to-end rail solutions from a single source. As part of this project, Siemens will supply five 3-car metro coaches with aluminium design. The coaches will run on the elevated track with standard gauge at an average speed of 30 km/h. Further, to ensure minimum headway of 90 sec between two trains during peak hours; Siemens will install an advance signaling 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 interlocking, automatic train control and supervision systems.
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