Alstom, the France based rail transportation major has bagged contracts for the Mumbai and Pune metros worth Rs 700 crore. Under this contract, Alstom will supply communication-based train control technology to three and two upcoming lines in Mumbai and Pune metro networks respectively.
According to Alstom, the contract includes equipping the Mumbai metro lines 2A (Dahisar to DN Nagar), 2B (DN Nagar to Mankhurd) and Line 7 (Andheri East to Dahisar). This also includes developing the first and second metro lines in Pune, with Urbalis 400, the company’s communication-based train control (CBTC) technology.
The contract for the Mumbai metro is to provide the CBTC signalling system and telecommunication system for the three elevated lines. This contract was awarded by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).
The CBTC signalling scope includes design, manufacture, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of Urbalis 400. It also includes supply and commissioning of on-board equipment for 63 coaches.
As per the telecommunications scope is concerned, it involves development of public address systems, passenger information display systems, fibre optic transmission systems, CCTV, and access control systems.
The contract for the Pune metro was awarded by the Maha Metro Rail Corporation. As per this order, Alstom will provide the CBTC technology for the two corridors of 32 kilometre stretch, to control 31 trains. This will allow them to run at higher frequencies and speed.