Metro Link Express for Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad (MEGA) has commissioned Siemens for electrifying a 39.2 km metro line worth more than €76 million ($94.3 million). Currently under construction, the metro line will run in Ahmedabad city in two corridors, East- West and North- South.
The complete electrification of the new double- track metro line will be Siemens responsibility and the company will also provide a Scada (supervisory control and data acquisition) system for monitoring and controlling the traction power.
For enhancing the quality of life and economic growth of the city and the region, the new project is not the only one Siemens is involved in India. Siemens is also involved in electrification project for six Metro cities in India including Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Nagpur and Greater Noida in addition to the one in Ahmedabad.
Siemens is a German conglomerate headquartered in Berlin and Munich. It was founded by Werner von Siemens and Johann Georg Halske on 12 October 1847.
The principal divisions of Siemens are Industry, Energy, Healthcare, and Infrastructure & Cities. Industrial automation division is its largest and most profit making division whereas its medical diagnostics equipment division stands in second spot.