Siemens wins Ahmedabad metro electrification contract

Metro Link Express for Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad (Mega), the Indian mass-transit operator, awarded Siemens the contract for the electrification of the first phase of Ahmedabad metro. The contract has a value of more than EUR 76 million and involves the electrification of 39.2-kilometer metro line, with a 6-km underground section. The rest of 33 km section is elevated line.
Under the contract, Siemens will be responsible for the complete electrification of the new double-track metro line and will also provide a Scada (supervisory control and data acquisition) system for monitoring and controlling the traction power.
The line, currently under construction, will run in Ahmedabad city in two corridors, East-West and North-South, serving 32 stations.
The metro line will play an essential role in enhancing quality of life and economic growth of the city and the region.
The completely elevated North-South Corridor will have a length of 18.5 km serving 15 stations. The length of East-West Corridor is about 20.7 km with 17 stations in the route, with the 6-km section constructed underground (including 4 stations).
With addition of this project, Siemens is executing electrification projects for six metro cities in India, the other five being, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Nagpur and Greater Noida.

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