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Siemens bags contract worth Rs 579 cr for Gujarat Metro Link

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

today said that it has bagged a contract worth Rs 579 crore for electrification work of Metro Link Express.

"Indian mass-transit operator Metro Link Express for Gandhinagar and (MEGA) Company Ltd has awarded an order of approximately Rs 579 crore (Euro 76.04 million) to the consortium of Ltd and AG, for electrification of the 39.2-kilometer Metro Express Link in Ahmedabad, Siemens said in a statement.

According to the statement, the line, currently under construction, will run in city in two corridors.

Siemens will be responsible for complete electrification of the new double-track metro line. In addition, Siemens will also provide a SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) system for monitoring and controlling the traction power.

"Mobility is an area of expertise for us and Siemens will continue to partner with the to help improve connectivity and public infrastructure," said Tilak Raj Seth, Executive Vice-President, Siemens Ltd and CEO, Mobility Division in Lead Country

He added, "With addition of this project, Siemens is executing electrification projects for six metro cities in India, the other five being, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, and Greater Noida, matching the pace of urbanisation in "

The Metro rail system has proven to be the most efficient mode of in terms of energy consumption, space occupancy and number of people transported.

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, it added.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, January 08 2018. 20:35 IST