KOLKATA (Metro Rail News): The consortium of Siemens Limited India and Siemens Mobility GmbH has secured an order from Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL), a Listed Mini Ratna Category I Schedule A CPSE under the Administrative control of Ministry of Railways, for signaling and telecommunication of the Kavi Subhash-Biman Bandar Corridor (32 km) and Joka-Esplanade Metro Corridor (16 km) of Kolkata Metro Line 3 & 6. Siemens’ CBTC solution will facilitate 100% punctuality, maximum network capacity, energy savings and decreased headways while ensuring highest possible safety.
Sunil Mathur, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Siemens Limited, said, “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.”
Siemens’ solution will facilitate safety, punctuality, energy efficiency, network capacity and passenger comfort.
Siemens is also engaged in electrification works for Kolkata Metro Line 3 & 6. Previously, Siemens has equipped Kolkata Metro’s North-South corridor and East-West line with TPWS signaling and rail electrification systems, respectively.