Alstom has won a contract valued more than €100m to supply a Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) system for Line 3 of the Mumbai Metro. Bagging big deal with Mumbai Metro Rail (MMRCL), Alstom will supply and equip the Mumbai Metro Line 3 with the latest generation of CBTC signaling technology(Urbalis 400). Composed especially for heavy ridership metros, the deployment of Urbalis 400 will support in relieving Mumbai’s commuter congestion.
It will also enable the pilot to gain headway and average speed performance of the metro system. The agreement also includes the delivery of an unmanned train operation (UTO) and computer-based interlocking with centralized train administration, as well as electrical and mechanical supervisory control and data acquisition system (E&M SCADA) services.
“Designed specifically for heavy ridership metros, the deployment of Urbalis 400 will support in alleviating Mumbai’s commuter congestion.” Alstom managing director for India and South Asia Alain Spohr said: “Alstom is extremely proud to have won three big contracts for Line 3 of Mumbai Metro, emerging as the partner of choice for this prestigious project. “This major signaling contract confirms the trust our customer MMRCL has in us.”
This contract follows the rolling stock and power supply contracts secured by the company earlier 2018. In India, Alstom has already extended Urbalis technology in the Kochi and Lucknow metros. Overall, it has been stationed across 96 urban rail lines (more than 55 are in service), covering 1,900 track miles and 1,100 stations.
In October 2018, MMRCL awarded a contract to Johnson Lifts Pvt Ltd India & M/s SJEC Corporation China Consortium to supply escalators to 14 Line 3 stations. The overall project, which secured a loan of Rs132.35bn ($1.8bn) from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), is estimated to cost Rs231.36bn ($3.1bn).