22nd February 2019
Alstom have been awarded a €71 million contract by Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) to provide power supply and traction electrification for the 33-kilometre extension to Bangalore Metro.
Part of phase II of the project, it is Alstom’s largest third-rail electrification contract in India and encompasses an extension of Bangalore Metro’s existing North-South and East-West corridors resulting in a substantial increase to the reach of the system and will therefore result in a reduction of road congestion.
The contract includes engineering, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of 750V DC third-rail traction electrification along with the construction of 30 33kV/415V auxiliary substations, 26 33kV/750V DC traction substations and a 33kV cable distribution network along the viaduct.
This is the second major contract awarded for Alstom in the city of Bangalore following the 2009 project to provide the U200 signalling and telecommunications solution for 42 kilometres of track comprising Bangalore Metro Phase I which was completed in 2017.
Alain Spohr, Alstom Managing Director, India & South Asia said:
“Our significance of our relationship with BMRCL, going back to 2009, is underlined by the fact that Bangalore hosts one of Alstom’s most significant sites. Alstom’s footprint in systems and infrastructure is growing rapidly, and this project will give us an opportunity to extend our cutting-edge capabilities and solutions to our customer,”
Ajay Seth, Managing Director of BMRCL said:
“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.”
Author: Darren Porter