Hyderabad Metro Rail Operational With Thales Signalling System

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New Delhi, 01 December, 2017

The Hyderabad Metro Rail, world’s largest public private partnership mode venture for an elevated metro rail, was inaugurated by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Mr Narendra Modi and Telangana Chief Minister Mr K Chandrasekhar Rao on 28 November 2017. The Metro Rail equipped with the Advanced Signalling & Train Control technology by Thales covers over 30 km: Miyapur-Ameerpet (13 km) of corridor-I and Ameerpet-Nagole (17 km) of corridor-III.

In December 2012, Larsen & Toubro appointed Thales in India for providing India’s first Signalling System with Communications Based Train Control (CBTC) and Integrated Communications and supervision (ICS) systems for Hyderabad Metro Rail Project. In addition to the CBTC signalling, Thales has delivered its comprehensive ICS package, composed by Data Transmission, Passenger Announcement, Passenger Information Display, Fault Reporting Facilities, Office Automation and Information Technology, CCTV, Access Control and Intrusion Detection, Master Clock, Telephony, Voice Recording and Radio Tetra systems.

“The Hyderabad Metro Rail Project is a landmark in India and will transform mass rapid transit systems in the country. Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited (HRML) and Larsen & Toubro have chosen Thales’ high tech signalling to offer passengers better service and more frequencies”- Emmanuel de Roquefeuil, VP and Country Director for Thales in India.

Key Points

  • Hyderabad Metro Rail inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao
  • Over 30 km of metro rail equipped with Thales’ Advanced Signalling & Train Control technology
  • Thales has also delivered its comprehensive Integrated Communications and Supervision (ICS) package

About Thales

Thales is a global technology leader for the Aerospace, Transport, Defence and Security markets. With 64,000 employees in 56 countries, Thales reported sales of €14.9 billion in 2016. With over 32,000 engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design and deploy equipment, systems and services to meet the most complex security requirements. Its exceptional international footprint allows it to work closely with its customers all over the world.

About Thales in India

Present in India since 1953, Thales is headquartered in New Delhi and has 450 employees. Thales has other operational offices and sites that are spread across Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai and Mumbai, among others. Since the beginning, Thales has been playing an essential role in India’s growth story by sharing its technologies and expertise in Defence, Transport and Aerospace markets


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