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Siemens wins Rs 766 crore electrification contract from Namma Metro

The contract is for the electrification of the metro's Blue Line under Phase 2A/2B. The Blue Line spans 58.19 km and will link Silk Board Junction and Kempegowda International Airport via KR Pura over 30 elevated stations.
Last Updated : 10 July 2024, 13:14 IST

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Bengaluru: German multinational Siemens Limited has won a Rs 766 crore contract from Namma Metro in partnership with Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL). 

The contract is for the electrification of the metro's Blue Line under Phase 2A/2B. The Blue Line spans 58.19 km and will link Silk Board Junction and Kempegowda International Airport via KR Pura over 30 elevated stations. Its deadline is June 2026. 

The project covers 30 stations spanning over 58 kilometers connecting the Bengaluru Airport terminal to Central Silk Board via KR Puram and two depots.

In a news release, Siemens said its share as part of the consortium was approximately Rs 558 crore. 

"Siemens Limited will design, engineer, install and commission rail electrification technologies as well as a digital solution comprising Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems. With this order, Siemens is present in 11 out of 20 cities that have a metro in India," the statement added. 

Gunjan Vakharia, Head of Mobility Business, Siemens Limited, said: "The (project) will significantly contribute to sustainable urban development in Bengaluru, catering to the requirements of commuters and metro rail authorities." 

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Published 10 July 2024, 13:14 IST

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