Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) awarded Alstom a EUR 71 million contract to provide power supply and traction electrification for the 33-km extension to Bangalore Metro under Phase II.
The contract includes engineering, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of 750V DC third-rail traction electrification, the construction of 30 33kV/415V auxiliary substations, 26 33kV/750V DC traction substations and a 33kV cable distribution network along the viaduct. Alstom will work on integrating this new infrastructure with the existing system on the Phase I lines including augmentation of SCADA system. The execution of this project will be completed in 5 phases with the commissioning of the first 6.5-km stretch expected by the end of 2019.
“The new line, once commissioned, will bring in much needed flexibility in the network while significantly reducing vehicular traffic in the city. It will enable Bengalureans to traverse the length and breadth of the city hassle-free and also add positively to the environmental needs,” Ajay Seth, Managing Director of BMRCL, said.
Phase II encompasses extension of Bangalore Metro’s existing North-South and East-West corridors, translating to a substantial increase in the reach of the metro and reduction of road congestion.
This is the second major contract win for Alstom in the city of Bangalore. In 2009, Alstom won the contract to provide the U200 signalling and telecommunications solution for 42 km of track comprising Bangalore Metro Phase I, completed in 2017.