INDIA: Rapid MetroRail Gurgaon Ltd has awarded Siemens Mobility a turnkey contract to build a 6·1 km metro line with six stations. The elevated route will link the business and residential district of Gurgaon to Delhi’s metro network at Sikanderpur on Line 2. Siemens is due to hand over the line by the end of 2012.

RMGL, a joint venture of ITNL ENSO Rail Systems, IL&FS Transportation Networks and property developer DLF, is building the Gurgaon metro on a PPP basis. Gurgaon has a population of more than 500 000 and is the site of Cyber City and the Mall of India retail development.

Siemens will supply five three-car aluminium-bodied trains together with signalling and automatic train control. Trains will run at an average speed of 30 km/h with headways of 90 sec during peak hours, allowing the line to carry up to 30 000 passengers per hour.

The E&M equipment includes Sicas ECC electronic interlocking, LZB 700 M automatic train control with ATP and Vicos OC 501 ATS. The line will be electrified at 750 V DC including a third rail for power collection. Power will be fed to four substations and the six metro stations through a medium-voltage 11 kV AC ring.