Nagpur: The Metro Rail project has moved another step forward with the contract for signalling and train control being awarded to a consortium headed by Siemens. Mahametro (earlier NMRCL) has saved Rs 65 crore in the contract as the consortium has bid lower than the estimate.
Brijesh Dixit, managing director of Mahametro, said that work of signalling and train control of Nagpur Metro Rail was estimated to be 352 crores. “Following international competitive bidding, the tender was awarded to consortium of Siemens India & Siemens Rail Automation and SAU Spain for Rs287 crores, ” he said.
“Nagpur Metro will work on communication based train control (CBTC) system using free band of radio frequency for metro signalling which is the latest technology world wide,” Dixit further said.
According to Dixit, there were several advantages of using CBTC system.