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Siemens-led consortium wins $90 million Bengaluru Metro order

The German energy technology firm, as part of a consortium with Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd, has won a contract to electrify the second phase of Bengaluru Metro

Siemens-led consortium wins $90 million Bengaluru Metro order

Siemens Ltd, as part of a consortium with Indian Railways’ arm Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd (RVNL), has won a $90 million contract from Bangalore Metro Rail Corp Ltd (BMRCL) to electrify the second phase of Bengaluru Metro, the German energy technology and manufacturing company said.

The total order value is ₹766 crore (about $90 million), with Siemens’ share at ₹558 crore about ($65 million), the company said.

The second phase of Bengaluru Metro, which spans 58 kilometers, will have 30 stations. The line will connect the Bengaluru airport terminal to the Central Silk Board via KR Puram and two depots.

With this order, Siemens said, it is present in 11 out of 20 cities with Metro rail connectivity in the country.

As part of the contract, Siemens will design, engineer, install, and commission rail electrification technologies and provide a digital solution comprising supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems. The SCADA system software remotely monitors and controls the equipment.

Gunjan Vakharia, head of mobility business at Siemens, said, “As part of our continued efforts towards nation-building through sustainable rail transportation, we are proud to be associated with BMRCL on the Bengaluru Metro Phase 2 project electrification.”

Vakharia added that implementing phase-II will significantly contribute to sustainable urban development in Bengaluru, catering to the requirements of commuters and Metro rail authorities.

Last year, Siemens India received a contract worth ₹26,000 crore, excluding taxes and price variation, for the manufacturing and maintenance of 9,000 HP electric freight locomotives. About 1,200 high-horsepower (9,000 HP) electric locomotives will be manufactured over 11 years, and their maintenance period will be 35 years.

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