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L and T appoints Thales for Hyderabad Metro Rail

Posted on Dec 11, 04:58PM | IBNS

Larsen and Toubro (L and T), India's leading engineering and construction company, on Tuesday announced it has signed an agreement with Thales, India for providing Communications Based Train Control (CBTC) and Integrated Communications and Supervision (ICS) systems for Hyderabad Metro Rail Project.

The CBTC advanced signalling and ICS systems will be implemented for the Hyderabad Metro Rail Lines 1, 2 and 3, covering 72 km of rail and comprising 66 stations.

Eric Lenseigne, Vice President, Thales India, said: "To also have been chosen for the supervision systems, already present for 10 years in the country, proving our strength in delivering complete and fully-integrated high-tech solutions for all aspects of urban railway projects. "

The Thales' world leading advanced signalling solution, SelTrac CBTC, has been chosen for the L and T Metro Rail Hyderabad project.

Thales will design, build, deliver and manage the installation of the SelTrac Communications-Based Train Control solution.

Its success has already been proven globally as more than 30 of the world's largest cities metro systems use Thales SelTrac CBTC, transporting 3 billion passengers each year.

The L and T Metro Rail Hyderabad project will include around 18.5 million s.ft. of Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) in the earmarked P and C areas and depots.

This project is expected to trigger robust economic activity in and around the city and will generate substantial employment.

The integrated communications and supervision systems supplied will build on the success of previous supervision projects in India in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Jaipur.

Thales will deliver its comprehensive ICS package, composed by Data Transmission, Public Address, Passenger Information Display, Fault Reporting Facilities, Office Automation and Information Technology, CCTV, Access Control and Intrusion Detection, Master Clock, Telephony, Voice Recording and Radio Tetra systems.

The greenfield project will be deployed in six stages and will cover three key corridors: Miyapur to LB Nagar; Jubilee Bus Stand to Falaknuma; and Nagole to Shilparaman.

Under the integrated coordination of a central control operations facility, trains will operate automatically, with an attendant on board.

The Hyderabad Metro Rail Project is a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) project. Larsen and Toubro (L and T) Limited was awarded the project by Government of Andhra Pradesh.