Mass-transit operator Metro Link Express for Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad (MEGA) has awarded a contract worth roughly €76.04m to the consortium of Siemens India and Siemens Germany for electrification works along the 39.2km Metro Express Link in Ahmedabad in the Indian state of Gujarat.

Siemens is set to electrify the new double-track metro line under the arrangement.

The company has also agreed to provide a supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system for monitoring and controlling the traction power.

Siemens Mobility Division India CEO Tilak Raj Seth said: “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."

“Mobility is an area of expertise for us, and Siemens will continue to partner with the government to help improve connectivity and public infrastructure.”

The new metro line is currently under construction and will operate in Ahmedabad along two corridors, known as the North-South corridor and East-West Corridor respectively.

Almost 6km of the total 39.2km length of the project will be underground, while the portion will be elevated.

The project will feature a total of 32 stations across the two corridors, connecting the four corners of the city.

The 18.5km-long North-South Corridor will feature 15 stations, while the length of East-West Corridor will be approximately 20.7km and comprise 17 stations.

Seth added: “With addition of this project, Siemens is executing electrification projects for six Metro cities in India, the other five being Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Nagpur and Greater Noida, matching the pace of urbanisation in India.”​