In addition to the 750V dc third rail electrification system, Siemens will supply a Scada system to monitor and control traction power.

The first phase of the metro network in Gujarat’s largest city comprises the 20.7km Line 1 from Vastral Gaam in the east to Thaltej Gaam in the west, and the 18.5km north-south Line 2 from Motera to APMC. Construction began in 2015 and Phase 1 is due to be completed by 2023.

Hyundai Rotem was awarded a contract last November to supply 96 metro cars for the initial section of Line 1, while Nippon Signal is supplying its Simple-structure and high Performance ATC by Radio Communication (Sparcs) CBTC for both lines.