The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has been authorised by Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC) to proceed with the implementation of Metro Rail System for Noida – Greater Noida Corridor.

The Noida – Greater Noida Metro Rail Project has a total length of 28.086km between the centre lines of end stations, fully constructed on elevated viaduct with 21 elevated stations.

The consortium consists of Ansaldo STS, a Hitachi Group company, and ZTE Corporation.

The CEO and general manager, Andy Barr, thanking the team and partners for this important result, said: "Since our first CBTC contract in India in July 2014, we have been working hard to develop the market for the future. Today I am delighted to announce the second contract for this technology in this area, which confirms Ansaldo STS’s competitive position and leadership".

The scope of work is design, manufacture, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of train control, signalling and telecommunication system, supply of spares and training of operation and maintenance personnel.

The contract value for Ansaldo STS is the equivalent amount of €26m.

Ansaldo STS, as leader of the consortium , is responsible for the implementation of train control, signalling (CBTC technology-based) and part of a telecommunication system.

The new system will be designed to ensure the safe and efficient movement of trains. This system will meet the requirements through the implementation of automatic train protection (ATP) functions and support of automatic train operation (ATO) and automatic train supervision (ATS) functions. The new system will also employ train-to-wayside communications (TWC).

The expected duration of the construction phase is about two years.