Siemens consortium bags signalling, telecom deal for Kolkata Metro

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A Siemens consortium has secured a signalling and telecommunication deal for the Kolkata Metro project. Siemens will provide its state-of-the-art rail automation technologies for Kolkata Metro’s lines 3 and 6.

This Siemens consortium, made up of Siemens Limited India and Siemens Mobility GmbH has secured an order from Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL), an Indian government-owned company operating under the Ministry of Indian Railways.

As per the deal, the Siemens consortium will execute signalling and telecommunication aspects of the Kavi Subhash-Biman Bandar Corridor (32 km) and Joka-Esplanade Metro Corridor (16 km) of Kolkata Metro Line 3 and 6.

Siemens CBTC (Communications-based train control) solution will be deployed on the corridor as well as the metro lines 3 and 6. The solution will facilitate 100% punctuality, maximum network capacity, energy savings and decreased headways while ensuring the highest possible safety for Kolkata Metro.

“Kolkata Metro has a pivotal role in enhancing the quality of life and economic growth of the city. As a leading provider of sustainable and efficient transport systems, Siemens is proud to partner with RVNL and Kolkata Metro in transforming the everyday life of the citizens of Kolkata,” said Sunil Mathur, MD and CEO of Siemens Limited.

Siemens has also engaged in electrification works for Kolkata Metro lines 3 and 6. Previously, Siemens has equipped Kolkata Metro’s North-South corridor and East-West line with TPWS signalling and rail electrification systems, respectively.

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