Ahmedabad Metro awards Siemens €76 million electrification contract

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The Ahmedabad Metro is currently under construction. Photo: MEGA.

Government transport agency Metro Link Express for Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad (MEGA) has awarded Siemens a contract to electrify the double track of Phase 1 of the Ahmedabad Metro.

The deal covers the 18.5km North-South Corridor and the 20.7km East-West Corridor, which are currently under construction.

Siemens will also provide a supervisory control and data acquisition system for monitoring and controlling the traction power as part of the contract which is worth more than €76 million.


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The North-South and East-West Corridors of the Ahmedabad Metro. Photo: MEGA.
The North-South and East-West Corridors of the Ahmedabad Metro. Photo: MEGA.

The majority of Phase 1 of the Ahmedabad Metro, which includes 32 stations, is elevated, but 6km will be underground.

Ahmedabad one of the biggest cities in India. It is hoped the metro will play a pivotal role in encouraging economic growth in the city and the wider area.

An aerial shot of Nirant Cross Road station, which will sit on the East-West Corridor of the Ahmedabad Metro. Photo: MEGA.
An aerial shot of Nirant Cross Road station, which will sit on the East-West Corridor of the Ahmedabad Metro. Photo: MEGA.

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