Siemens to deploy signalling systems for Nagpur Metro
Siemens Limited and Siemens Rail Automation Ltd. S.A.U Spain have jointly won an order worth Rs. 287 crore, out of which Siemens Limited’s share is Rs. 146 crore (all inclusive). Siemens is to supply state-of-the-art signaling technology for the first two metro lines of the Nagpur Metro i.e. the North-South and the East-West Corridors. The project comprises the deployment and installation of the Siemens communications-based train control (CBTC) solution Trainguard MT for 38.2 kilometers of double track with 36 stations and two depots, as well as onboard equipment for 23 three-cars trains.
“Nagpur Metro will play a pivotal role in enhancing quality of life and economic growth of the city and the region. We are delighted to have won the NMRCL Signaling Contract. The Nagpur metro is a prestigious infrastructure project and we will deliver state-of-the-art technology that employs CBTC to maximize the network capacity while minimizing operational costs. Siemens’ future ready signaling solution will provide the basis for an attractive, safe and efficient mass transit system which will satisfy the needs of both passengers and rail operators.” said Tilak Raj Seth, Executive Vice President, Siemens Ltd. and CEO, Mobility Division in Lead Country India.
The modular and future-proven Trainguard MT automatic train control system is Siemens’ commitment and delivery to the comprehensive requirements of urban rail transport in India. It offers the latest standard in automation at different levels. The East-West Corridor will have 19 stations and the North-South Corridor 17 stations, and will link the Airport with the Automotive Square, at the north of the city. The CBTC solution can enable headways of 90 seconds or less with precise train detection achieved through digitalized track database; enabling increase in the frequency of trains resulting in efficient commute for passengers.