Alstom awarded €96.2mn CBTC technology contract for Bangalore Metro Phase 2

MRT Online Desk Posted on: 2024-06-12 08:10:00 Viewer: 556 Comments: 0 Country: India City: Bengaluru

Alstom awarded €96.2mn CBTC technology contract for Bangalore Metro Phase 2

Bengaluru, India (Metro Rail Today): In a landmark move set to redefine Bengaluru's transport ecosystem, Alstom clinched a significant contract with the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation (BMRCL). Valued at a staggering 96.2 million euros, this partnership heralds the integration of Alstom's cutting-edge Communications Based Train Control (CBTC) technology into Bengaluru's upcoming Metro Phase 2, Reach 6, 2A, and 2B. The endeavor, slated to span over five years, encompasses a comprehensive scope ranging from design and manufacturing to installation and annual maintenance.

The Bangalore Metro Phase 2 project is strategically designed to address the burgeoning transit needs of the city's diverse corridors, bridging vital junctions like the Silk Board on the Outer Ring Road to the Kempegowda International Airport via KR Puram. This expansive initiative encompasses Reach-6, facilitating seamless connectivity from Bannerghatta Road to Nagavara, with pivotal interchanges at MG Road, Jayadeva Hospital, and Nagavara.

Olivier Loison, the Managing Director of Alstom India, expressed his enthusiasm for the collaboration, emphasizing its role in fortifying Bengaluru's position as a hub of advanced urban mobility. Loison underscored Alstom's commitment to delivering world-class transport solutions tailored to Bengaluru's unique requirements, thereby propelling the city towards a sustainable future.

Alstom's prowess in CBTC technology, honed over three decades, positions it as a global frontrunner in driving automated transit systems. With a track record encompassing 190 CBTC metro lines globally, including 18 in India, Alstom's expertise promises to revolutionize Bengaluru's transport landscape.

The integration of Alstom's CBTC technology Bangalore Metro Phase 2 is poised to catalyze a paradigm shift in urban mobility. Leveraging its renowned Urbalis™ solution and Grade of Automation 4 (GoA4), colloquially known as 'driverless technology,' Alstom aims to streamline operations across 50 stations and 3 depots. Moreover, the deployment of HealthHub™, Alstom's predictive maintenance tool, will ensure real-time monitoring of train and infrastructure health, minimizing downtime and optimizing lifecycle costs.

Beyond enhancing efficiency and safety, Alstom's interventions are primed to yield substantial environmental benefits. By slashing travel time by up to 50% and curbing CO2 emissions, Bengaluru Metro Phase 2 promises to alleviate traffic congestion and foster a greener urban ecosystem.

This isn't Alstom's first foray into Bengaluru's metro landscape. Having secured previous contracts for traction and power supply electrification under Phase 2, and the U200 signalling and telecommunications solution for Phase I, Alstom's enduring partnership with BMRCL underscores its pivotal role in propelling Bengaluru towards a transit-oriented future.

As Bengaluru gears up to embrace the transformative potential of Alstom's automated CBTC technology, the stage is set for a new era of connected, efficient, and sustainable urban mobility. With innovation at its core and sustainability as its guiding principle, Alstom's collaboration with BMRCL holds the promise of reshaping Bengaluru's transit narrative, one commuter at a time.


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