In a massive infrastructure boost to Gujarat, the Indian mass-transit operator Metro Link Express for Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad (MEGA) Company Limited has awarded an order of approximately Rs 579 crore to the consortium of Siemens Limited India and Siemens AG, Germany for electrification of the 39.2-kilometer Metro Express Link in Ahmedabad. The line, currently under construction, will run in Ahmedabad city in two corridors.
Siemens will be responsible for the complete electrification of the new double-track Metro line.
In addition, Siemens will also provide a SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) system for monitoring and controlling the traction power.
'We at Siemens are happy to be an integral part of the development in Gujarat's public transportation system through this landmark Metro line. Metro will play a pivotal role in enhancing quality of life and economic growth of the city and the region. Mobility is an area of expertise for us and Siemens will continue to partner with the government to help improve connectivity and public infrastructure,' said Tilak Raj Seth, Executive Vice-President, Siemens Ltd and CEO, Mobility Division in Lead Country India.