Ahmedabad: Metro Link for Gandhinagar and Ahmadabad (MEGA) today announced that Siemens will implement the electrification of metro rail project. The MEGA Metro Authority has granted a contract order of approximately Rs. 579 crore (76.04 million euros) for the consortium of Siemens Limited India and Siemens AG, Germany, for the electrification of the 39.2 kilometer Metro Express Link in Ahmedabad.
Statement issued by the concerned officials-
- “At Siemens we are happy to be an integral part of the development of Gujarat’s public transport system through this Metro line, Metro will play a fundamental role in improving the quality of life and the economic growth of the city and the region. of experience for us and Siemens will continue to partner with the government to help improve connectivity and public infrastructure.” (Tilak Raj Seth, Executive Vice President of Siemens Ltd. and CEO of the Mobility Division at Lead Country India). “With the addition of this project, Siemens is running electrification projects for six Metro cities in India, the other five are Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Nagpur and Greater Noida, matching the pace of urbanization in India.”, he further added.
- “The Metro rail system has proven to be the most efficient mode of transport in terms of energy consumption, space occupancy and number of people transported. Gujarat is on track to create a massive, world-class rapid transit system that will be an integral part of the development of community infrastructure in the city.” (MEGA Metro).
The line, currently under construction, will be executed in the city of Ahmedabad in two corridors. Siemens will be responsible for the complete electrification of the new double-track Metro line. Siemens will also provide a SCADA system (monitoring and data acquisition control) to monitor and control the traction power.