- Asia Pacific
Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation (BMRCL)
The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation (BMRCL) has awarded Linxon the complete power supply package (including third rail) for the new lines of the Phase II corridor Urban Mass Rapid Transit System in the city of Bangalore, India.
The Bangalore Metro has been operational since June 2011 when it became the first metro system to operate in South India and the first metro rail project in India to be commissioned with 750V DC third rail on standard gauge. The metro is a major contributor in reducing Bangalore’s carbon emissions and has become a core element of the city’s plan to become more environmentally friendly.
The Linxon scope involves engineering, project management, supply, erection, testing and commissioning for the complete power supply scope for the new lines of the Phase II corridor. The project consists of traction substations, auxiliary substations (along with power cables), a 750 V DC third rail system and a Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition System for the complete electric traction power. Linxon will also supply a maintenance planning system to BMRCL as part of the project; this will be installed at BMRCL’s Operation Control Centre and integrated with the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition System.