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Hyderabad Metro Corridor II, Connecting Hyderabad and Secunderabad, Commences Operations With Thales’ High Tech Systems

* With a length of 11 km, the corridor has 9 stations and connects the twin cities – Hyderabad and Secunderabad.

* Enabled by Thales’ signaling, supervision and communication systems, this corridor from Jubilee Bus Station to Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station will reduce the travel time to about 16 minutes as against 45 minutes by road for daily commuters

Hyderabad/ New Delhi – WEBWIRE

L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) Limited (L&TMRHL) has reaffirmed its promise to make travel more convenient with the launch of its much-awaited corridor-II. Inaugurated by Honorable Chief Minister of Telangana State, Sri K. Chandrashekar Rao, the 11 km stretch is equipped with the Advanced Signalling & Train Control technology and Supervision & Communication Systems for Hyderabad metro by Thales.

This corridor will be an important link between the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad. It will also act as an essential junction connecting the existing Metro I & III corridors along with the two inter-state bus stations of Jubilee Bus Station (JBS) and Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station (MGBS) providing last mile connectivity to commuters.

Covering a total of 9 stations, this connective corridor will help daily commuters by significantly reducing travel time to just 16 minutes against 45 minutes by road.

In December 2012, L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) Limited, a subsidiary of Larsen & Toubro Limited, appointed Thales in India for providing India’s first Signalling System with Communications Based Train Control (CBTC) and Integrated Communications and Supervision systems for Hyderabad Metro Rail Project. In addition to the CBTC signalling, Thales has also delivered its comprehensive communication and supervision package*.

The previously commissioned initial stage comprising corridor–I (Miyapur-Ameerpet of 13 km) and corridor-III (Ameerpet-Nagole of 17 km) are also equipped with the Advanced Signalling, Communications Based Train Control (CBTC), and Integrated Communications and Supervision systems by Thales.

“The Hyderabad Metro Rail which is the world’s largest PPP in metro rail space is a landmark project in India that currently witnesses about 400,000 daily commuters on an average. The Hyderabad Metro project is a cornerstone towards the vision of an urban-ecological and sustainable transportation architecture, and is equipped with cutting-edge technologies. We are pleased with Thales as our trusted technology partner helping us in making the Hyderabad metro safer and more reliable,” said KVB Reddy, MD & CEO, L&TMRHL.

“By connecting a busy metro line in Hyderabad and equipping the signaling and communication systems on this new corridor-II, Thales has once again demonstrated its capabilities in making the urban rail transport safer and smarter in the city. I am pleased to see that this project completed by Thales will not only further enhance the travel experience for millions of commuters, but also generate substantial job opportunities. Over the years, L&TMRHL has placed trust in our technology and innovative solutions for the Hyderabad metro. We are proud of this association and are excited to further build on our successful projects for the country’s development,” said Emmanuel de Roquefeuil, VP & Country Director, Thales in India.

* Thales communication and supervision package is 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.

About Thales

Thales (Euronext Paris: HO) is a global technology leader shaping the world of tomorrow today. The Group provides solutions, services and products to customers in the aeronautics, space, transport, digital identity and security, and defence markets. With 80,000 employees in 68 countries, Thales generated sales of €19 billion in 2018 (on a pro forma basis including Gemalto).
Thales is investing in particular in digital innovations — connectivity, Big Data, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity — technologies that support businesses, organisations and governments in their decisive moments.

About Thales in India
Present in India since 1953, Thales is headquartered in New Delhi and has other operational offices and sites spread across Noida, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Mumbai, among others. Over 1600 employees are working with Thales and its joint ventures in India. Since the beginning, Thales has been playing an essential role in India’s growth story by sharing its technologies and expertise in Defence, Transport, Aerospace and Digital Identity and Security markets. Thales has two engineering competence centers in India - one in Delhi NCR focused on digital identity and security business, while the one in Bengaluru focuses on hardware, software and systems engineering capabilities for both the civil and defence sectors, serving global needs.

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