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A combine of consortium comprising Siemens, Siemens AG and Siemens, China, has won a turnkey project of the Gurgaon Metro project worth Rs.574cr from IL&FS Rail Ltd, Siemens said in a recent statement, adding that it will supply rolling stock, electrification signaling systems and depot workshop equipment. It is also responsible for the complete system integration including interface management of the rail sub-systems. In fact, the Gurgaon Metro project is the first of its kind in India; the first phase is close to completion and the player is very confident that this project will become a benchmark in the public transportation sector, said Sanjiv Rai, CEO of IL&FS Rail Ltd, a subsidiary of Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services (IL&FS). In the project the share of Siemens Ltd is Rs.184.1cr or about 30%.

He said adding that the project involves extension of the Gurgaon Metro line with a new 7 km southern line will add six stations in southeast Gurgaon. The new southern line of the Metro rail link from Sikanderpur station to Sector 56 will bring respite to the people travelling to the various office complexes and residential areas. For the new section of the Gurgaon line, Siemens is delivering seven aluminium-bodied metro trains. The trains are to run on standard-gauge track at a top speed of about 80 km per hour and will handle more than 30,000 passengers per hour as approximately 7,600 commuters per hour are expected to travel the route in a single direction.