Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has awarded Alstom a contract to supply the Urbalis train control system to Corridor 2 of the new Jaipur metro in India. The contract includes the design, manufacture, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of the complete train control, traffic management and signaling systems for Corridor 2 (EW-A section) of Phase I of Jaipur metro.
Alstom’s Urbalis system enables automated train operation and traffic management, ensuring optimal train driving and energy saving while guaranteeing maximum safety, flexible operations and heightened passenger comfort. This is the fifth metro line in India to be equipped with Urbalis after Delhi lines 1 and 2 and Bangalore Lines 1 and 2.
“We have successfully delivered this system to Delhi Metro (DMRC) and we are currently delivering it to Bangalore Metro (BMRCL). The winning of the contract for a new train control system for Jaipur Metro stands as a testimonial to Alstom Transport's worldwide expertise, state-of-the-art technology and strong commitment to the Indian market. It reinforces Alstom’s leadership in urban metro signaling in India and the growing success of customer confidence in our offerings” commented Jojo Alexander, Managing Director of Alstom Transport in India.
The Phase-I of the Jaipur Metro Rail project will consist of two corridors providing connectivity to North-South and East-West corridor. The 23 km long, Corridor-I (North-South) will connect Sitapura to Ambabari. This corridor will be 5 km underground and 18 km elevated. The 11.6 km long, Corridor-II (East-West) will connect Mansarovar to Badi Chaupar with 2.3 km being underground and rest 9.3 km elevated. The EW-A section comes under the East-West corridor.
This contract will involve Alstom units of Delhi, Bangalore (India), Bologna (Italy), Saint-Ouen and Villeurbanne (France). This project confirms that Alstom is well positioned to respond all opportunities arising from one of the largest railway market in the world. With strength over 150 employees, count steadily increasing, Alstom Transport Software Development Centre in Bangalore significantly supports global R&D and product engineering activities across the world. Established in 2001, it focuses on engineering design, testing and software development activities for covering both mass transit and main line railway markets.
About Alstom Transport
A promoter of sustainable mobility, Alstom Transport develops and markets the most complete range of systems, equipment and services in the railway sector. Alstom Transport manages entire transport systems, taking in rolling stock, signaling and infrastructure, and offers “turnkey” solutions. Alstom Transport recorded sales of 5.6 billion euros in the fiscal year 2010-2011. Alstom Transport is present in over 60 countries and employs 25,500 people.
About Alstom in India
Alstom is a global leader in power generation, power transmission and rail infrastructure. Present in India since 1911, Alstom has strong capabilities in engineering, manufacturing, project management and supply of products and solutions for infrastructure. With four R&D centres: Alstom Infosys R&D Centre in Bengaluru, Transport in Bengaluru, Hydro Global Technology Centre in Vadodara and Hosur for Grid, two engineering centres for Power in Noida and Kolkata and eleven manufacturing units dedicated to: Hydro in Vadodara, Boilers in Durgapur, auxiliary components in Shahabad, Steam turbines in Mundra (upcoming) and Transport at Coimbatore and SriCity (upcoming), Grid in Padappai, Pallavaram, Hosur, Vadodara and Naini, Alstom's presence cuts across the length and breadth of India. Alstom also has a Global Engineering & Software Centre for Railway & metro in Bengaluru for Transport.
Rachana Panda (Alstom India)
Tel: +91 120 473 2535