The firm signs an agreement with Larsen & Toubro

Engineering and construction company, Larsen & Toubro on Tuesday signed an agreement with Thales-India for providing Communication-Based Train Control (CBTC) and Integrated Communications and Supervision (ICS) systems for the Hyderabad Metro Rail Project. Thales will design, build, deliver and manage the installation of the SelTrac CBTC, which will be implemented for Lines 1, 2 and 3 of the Hyderabad Metro Rail Project which will cover 72 km across 66 stations.

Under the integrated coordination of a central control operations facility, trains will operate automatically with an attendant onboard.

“We are delighted to have secured the first CBTC project in India, as this is a landmark contract being the first-of-its-kind in India,” said Eric Lenseigne, Vice-President, Thales-India.

“To also have been chosen for the supervision systems, already present for 10 years in the country, proving our strength in delivering complete and fully-integrated high-tech solutions for all aspects of urban railway projects.

These key contracts reinforce Thales’ strong presence in high potential growth markets,” he added.

Thales will provide its comprehensive ICS package of data transmission, public address system, 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 greenfield project of the Hyderabad Metro will be deployed in six stages and will cover three key corridors: Miyapur to LB Nagar, Jubilee Bus Stand to Falaknuma and Nagole to Shilparaman.