Siemens-RVNL JV bags order for Bangalore Metro for rail electrification technologies

This partnership underscores a significant step towards modernizing Bangalore’s public transportation infrastructure, ensuring a more sustainable and efficient metro system.

Siemens-RVNL JV bags order for Bangalore Metro for rail electrification technologies

Siemens Limited, as part of a consortium along with Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL), has secured an order of approximately Rs. 766 crore from Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL for the electrification of Bangalore Metro Phase-2 project contributing to sustainable public transport in the city.

The Siemens consortium, in partnership with Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL), has collaborated with Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited to implement rail electrification technologies for Phase 2 of the Bangalore Metro project. This phase spans over 58 kilometers, connecting the Bengaluru Airport terminal to the Central Silk Board via KR Puram.

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The total order value is approximately Rs. 766 crore, with Siemens Limited’s share amounting to approximately Rs. 558 crore. The project aims to enhance connectivity and significantly increase the share of sustainable public transport in Bangalore, promoting a greener and more efficient urban transit system.

Siemens Limited will design, engineer, install and commission rail electrification technologies as well as a digital solution comprising Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition systems.

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The project covers 30 stations spanning over 58 kilometers connecting the Bengaluru Airport terminal to the Central Silk Board via KR Puram and two depots. With this order, Siemens is present in 11 out of 20 cities that have a Metro in India.

Mr. Gunjan Vakharia, Head of Mobility Business, Siemens Limited, said, “As part of our continued efforts towards nation-building through sustainable rail transportation, we are proud to be associated with BMRCL on the electrification of Bangalore Metro Phase 2 project. The implementation of Phase 2 will significantly contribute to sustainable urban development in Bangalore, catering to the requirements of commuters and Metro Rail authorities. We express our gratitude to BMRCL for entrusting Siemens in their journey of creating a safer, greener, and smarter transport for Bangalore.”

This partnership underscores a significant step towards modernizing Bangalore’s public transportation infrastructure, ensuring a more sustainable and efficient metro system.

By leveraging advanced rail electrification technologies, the project is set to not only improve connectivity but also support the city’s environmental goals, making urban transit more reliable and eco-friendly.

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