Hyderabad metro impression.

INDIA: Thales has announced a 'landmark' contract to supply PPP contractor Larsen & Toubro with SelTrac communications-based train control along with integrated communications and supervision systems for the future Hyderabad metro lines 1, 2 and 3, totalling 72 km and 66 stations.

CBTC will support driverless operation with onboard attendants. '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, on December 11.

The integrated communications and supervision element of the contract covers systems including voice and data transmission, passenger information, fault reporting, CCTV and access control.