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Siemens to Electrify New Mass Rapid Transit System in India

The Indian mass-transit operator Metro Link Express for Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad (MEGA) has commissioned Siemens to electrify a 39.2-kilometer metro line in the Indian metropolis Ahmedabad.

The Ahmedabad Metro line, currently under construction, will run in Ahmedabad city in two corridors, East-West and North-South.

Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project
MEGA’s stall in the exhibition area during Urban Mobility India conference-cum-exhibition held at Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagar from 8 to 11 November, 2016 © MEGA

Railway Electrification

Siemens will be responsible for the complete electrification of the new double-track metro line. In addition, Siemens will also provide a Scada (supervisory control and data acquisition) system for monitoring and controlling the traction power. The order has a volume of more than €76 million.

Ahmedabad Metro, India

Metro-Link Express for Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad, or Ahmedabad Metro is an under construction mass-transit rail system for the cities of Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar in Gujarat, India.

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This Metro line will play a pivotal role in enhancing quality of life and economic growth of the city and the region. 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, matching the pace of urbanisation in India.

Siemens AG

Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for 170 years. The company is active around the globe, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalisation. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of efficient power generation and power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry. The company is also a leading provider of medical imaging equipment – such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems – and a leader in laboratory diagnostics as well as clinical IT. In fiscal 2017, which ended on September 30, 2017, Siemens generated revenue of €83.0 billion and net income of €6.2 billion. At the end of September 2017, the company had around 377,000 employees worldwide

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