Thales India has won a Rs7.4bn ($136m) contract from Larsen & Toubro to provide signalling and communications systems for the Hyderabad Metro Rail Project in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.
Under the deal, Thales will install communications-based train control (CBTC) and integrated communications and supervision (ICS) systems on the future Hyderabad metro’s lines 1, 2 and 3, which will cover a total distance of 72km and serve 66 stations.
Thales will design, build, deliver and manage the installation of its SelTrac CBTC signalling technology for the elevated metro rail project.
The ICS package from Thales will comprise data transmission, public address, passenger information display, fault reporting facilities, office automation and information technology, CCTV, access control and intrusion detection, master clock, telephony, voice recording and radio tetra systems.
The first section of the fully automatic rail network is scheduled to open between late 2014 and early 2015.
Following completion of construction work on the entire network, which will be carried out in phases from late 2014 to 2017, the metro is expected to transport around 1.5 million passengers a day.
In September 2012, South Korea’s Hyundai Rotem secured a Rs18bn ($324m) contract from Larsen & Toubro Metro Rail (Hyderabad) to deliver 57 three-car trainsets for the metro project.
Hyundai Rotem won the contract over three other companies shortlisted by L&T, including Canada’s Bombardier, Spain’s CAF and China’s CSR.
French firm Keolis secured a contract from L&T Metro Rail in May 2012 to operate and maintain the new metro system for eight years.
Image: Thales will install CBTC and ICS systems on the 72km, three-line Hyderabad elevated metro network, which will serve 66 stations. Photo: courtesy of Thales.