Keolis begins first section of metro system in Hyderabad, India
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Keolis has begun operating the first section, 30km, of a new automated metro system of Hyderabad, Telangana State, South East India. The project, launched by the Telangana government, will run across a 68km network of three lines and 65 stations in the next few years. Once completed, it is estimated to carry 1.3 million passengers daily and aims to reduce road congestion and boost the local economy.
The contract was awarded by L & T Metro rail Concessionaire in 2012. It included the operation and maintenance of 57 metro trains, stations, depots, track, signalling, telecommunications, ticketing systems as well as cash dispensers.
Hyderabad Metro is equipped Communication-Based Train Control; an automatic control system which aims to achieve higher frequency and speed. The network will connect business and residential areas to the City.