December 11, 2015

Signalling and telecoms contracts awarded for Indian freight corridors

Written by  Raghav Thakur
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DEDICATED Freight Corridor Corporation of India Limited (DFCCIL) has awarded two Hitachi-led consortia design-build contracts worth a total of Rs 23.9bn ($US 450.9m) to supply signalling and telecommunications systems for the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC), which will link Dadri near Delhi with Jawaharlal Nehru Port in Mumbai.

The first Rs 17.8bn contract has been awarded to the SAFE consortium comprising Hitachi India, Mitsui, and Texmaco, and covers the 917 route-km long double-track line from Rewari to Vadodara. The Rs 6.1bn second contract, which covers the installation of Train Protection and Warning System (TPWS) on the 1370 route-km between Rewari and Jawaharlal Nehru Port, has been awarded to the I-N Signal consortium, which comprises Hitachi Limited, Hitachi India, and Mitsui.

As consortium leader, Hitachi will manufacture key equipment for the signalling system, while Mitsui will provide overall coordination and Hitachi India will procure and supply locally-produced products.

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