A consortium comprising Siemens Ltd., a flagship company of Siemens AG and Siemens Ltd, China, has won an order for a turnkey project worth approximately 70 million Euros from IL&FS Rail Ltd, a subsidiary of Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services Ltd.
The first phase of 7 kilometers Metro Rail link under the Gurgaon Metro South project will be undertaken by the consortium. The project involves extension of Gurgaon Metro line with a new southern line, which is around 7 kilometres long. The new line will add six stations in the south-east of Gurgaon. Approximately 7,600 commuters per hour are expected to travel on this route in a single direction. The new southern line of the metro rail link from Sikanderpur station to Sector 56, Gurgaon, will bring respite to commuters on this route in a single direction travel to various office complexes and residential areas here.
The order value is about Rs 574 crore at current exchange rate of Rs.81.77 a Euro. Of the order, the share of Siemens is about 30 per cent or Rs 184.1 crore.
“The Gurgaon metro project is a first of its kind in India; the first phase is close to completion. We are confident that this project will become a benchmark in the public transportation sector,” said Sanjiv Rai, Chief Executive Officer of IL&FS Rail.
For the new section of the Gurgaon line, Siemens is delivering seven aluminium-bodied metro trains. The trains are to run on standard-gauge track at a top speed of about 80 km/h. The modern signalling and train control system that will ensure required service interval of 120 seconds is achieved during rush-hour traffic. This short headway will enable the metro trains to transport more than 30,000 passengers per hour.