Alstom to provide Urbalis train control system to Jaipur metro in India

17 April 2012 (Last Updated April 17th, 2012 18:30)

Alstom India has won a contract from Delhi Metro Rail (DMRC) to supply its Urbalis train control system to corridor 2 of the new Jaipur metro rail network in India.

Alstom India has won a contract from Delhi Metro Rail (DMRC) to supply its Urbalis train control system to corridor 2 of the new Jaipur metro rail network in India.

Alstom will design, manufacture, supply, install, test and commission the complete train control, traffic management and signalling systems for corridor 2 of phase one of Jaipur metro.

The company claims that the Urbalis automated train operation and traffic management system will ensure optimal train driving and energy savings for Jaipur metro, as well as safety, flexible operations and passenger comfort.

Corridor 2 of the new Jaipur metro is the fifth metro track in the country to be equipped with Urbalis, following Delhi lines 1 and 2, and Bangalore lines 1 and 2.

Alstom India managing director Jojo Alexander said: "We have successfully delivered this system to Delhi Metro (DMRC) and we are currently delivering it to Bangalore Metro (BMRCL)."

Two corridors linking north-south and east-west will make up the initial phase of the Jaipur metro rail project.

The 23km long corridor 1, which will be 5km underground and 18km elevated, will connect Sitapura to Ambabari, while corridor 2 is an 11.6km line that will link Mansarovar to Badi Chaupar, with 2.3km being underground and 9.3km elevated.

Alstom's units in Delhi, Bangalore (India), Bologna (Italy), SaintOuen and Villeurbanne (France) will be involved to deliver the project.

Earlier this month, DMRC awarded a $15m contract to ABB to provide power solutions for the proposed Jaipur metro.

When fully operational, the Jaipur mass rapid transport system (MRTS) is expected to carry about 11,000 commuters every hour on each rail corridor, minimising road traffic bottlenecks and lowering carbon emissions from cars.