Siemens Implements an Efficient Power Supply System for KMRCL

By Sharada Prahladrao

Technology Trends

Siemens has successfully implemented an efficient power supply system with advanced passenger safety features for Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation Limited (KMRCL).  Kolkata East-West Metro Project which will be inaugurated on February 13th, is a rapid transit system connecting Kolkata and Howrah.  It has a total length of 16.1 kms (10 miles) and serves 12 stations. The installation of the system has made six elevated stations with the Operation Control Center and depot at Central Park along the 5.5 kms (3.4 miles) route operational. 

In addition, the solution includes state-of-the-art digital simulation of the entire metro rail corridor in Kolkata. The Central Park Depot of Kolkata Metro will also be equipped with advanced Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition system (SCADA) and Operation Control Center supplied by Siemens, contributing to a safe, energy efficient and comfortable rail commute.

The Metro rail system has proven to be the most efficient mode of transportation in terms of energy consumption, space occupancy and number of people transported.  Siemens is a key technology provider in electrification and signaling projects across multiple cities in India including Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Nagpur, Gurgaon, and Greater Noida.

Keywords: Siemens,  Metro Line, Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation Limited (KMRCL), SCADA, ARC Advisory Group

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