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Maha Metro Chooses DAMM TETRA Radio System for Pune Metro

We are proud to announce that a combined radio communication solution consisting of equipment from DAMM and System Partner Consort Digital has been selected for the new, prestigious state-of-the-art Pune Metro Rail Project.

The solution consists of a combination of high-power DAMM Indoor Systems, Consort Digital Train Radio Systems and Sepura TETRA handheld and mobile radios. It will be used to provide radio communication for two lines covering nearly 33 kilometres of tracks, 34 cabs, 29 stations and two depots.

Once operational at the end of 2021, Pune Metro will have a capacity of 1000+ riders per train, which will run along a combination of underground and elevated tracks. The service will run 19 hours a day and is expected to serve more than 600,000 passengers a day.

Great coverage, distributed architecture, flexible deployment

The high-power DAMM Indoor System ensures sufficient coverage for the entire railway, above and below ground, while the distributed architecture, open API and modular configuration provide a customized solution that fully meets the customer’s needs.

“Key to the success of projects like this is the distributed architecture in the DAMM TetraFlex® system, which allows us to implement a phased commissioning of the radio system, even if the control centres are not fully ready and equipped,” says Arpit Kumar Srivastava, Head-Direct Sales at Consort Digital.

The strength of partnerships

DAMM Regional Director Carsten Laursen agrees that the open API is an important benefit of a DAMM system along with the close collaboration with partners and adds that, “Winning this project once again bears witness to the strength of our DAMM System Partner programme and to what can be achieved through close collaboration.”

Background

The Pune Metro Rail Project came into being as a solution to the increasing problems with traffic congestion and pollution caused by the large increase in Pune’s population over the last decades. Due to an insufficient infrastructure, resulting in average commute times above 100 minutes a day using public transport, the city saw a significant rise in the number of people driving into the city instead.

To address this issue, it was decided to strengthen the city’s infrastructure with a new reliable metro rail line, operated by MAHA Metro Rail Corporation Limited, a jointly owned company of the Government of India and the Government of Maharashtra. Apart from an estimated 75% reduction in travel time, Pune Metro will lead to improved air quality, less consumption of fossil fuels and fewer road accidents.

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