Thales has secured a contract from Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to design, integrate and install an advanced passenger information system on the Line 6 extension of the metro system in the Indian capital. Thales has been providing passenger information systems to DMRC for the last 12 years for the first and second phases of the metro project. Thales’ passenger information system on the Delhi Metro will gather and distribute real-time traffic information to passengers at stations and on trains.
Under the deal, which is part of the third phase of the Delhi Metro expansion programme, Thales will be responsible for installing the system across a total of 16 stations, including nine elevated and seven underground stations distributed over three sections of the 23km line.
The new project of the Delhi Metro Line 6, also knows as the Violet Line, which currently runs between Central Secretariat and Badarpur, is scheduled to be commissioned in February 2015.
The Thales passenger information system will interface with the traffic management system to provide correct visual and audio information.
A single software platform installed in the system will help the Delhi Metro gather and distribute real-time traffic information to passengers at stations and on trains. Passengers will also receive updated information during their journey across the network through a synchronised audio passenger announcement system, a visual passenger information system and a time information system.
Apart from the passenger information systems, the company has also delivered fare collection systems for lines 1, 2 and 3 of the Delhi Metro, as well as for the Rapid Metrorail Gurgaon.
The new contract follows the announcement earlier in April that Thales will supply a passenger information system for the new Jaipur Metro in Rajasthan.
“Thales has been providing passenger information systems to DMRC for the last 12 years for the first and second phases of the metro project.”