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Some Mafex members with projects in India

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Some Mafex members with projects in India.


CAF trains in Metro Delhi airport rail link. CAF is the supplier of the metro units running in Airport Metro Express Line. In 2008 Delhi Metro Rail Corp awarded CAF the rolling stock for the Metro Delhi Airport Rail Link. These are 8 electric train units composed of 6 cars each. The trains were set into passenger service in August 2010 and connect the Indira Ghandi International Airport with New Delhi central station, providing a reliable and comfortable transport service to passengers.


Following the first supply record of Arteche´s high performance auxiliary relays at the Airport Link project in New Delhi few years ago, the business development activity of Arteche in this country has been continuously increasing. The supply of spare parts to the railway operator DMRC, after their acquisition of the above mentioned line to Reliance, as well as its relay approval to use the relays in future projects, the retrofit of several obsolete relays in MRVC trains, subsidiary of Indian Railways, and the first relays supplies for the train control systems of new diesel locomotives manufactured by DLW, with the approval of RDSO, make India a key potential market for the sales activity of the auxiliary relays for railway applications of Arteche group. Having a subsidiary (Arteche Smartgrid India Pvt Ltd) in Bangalore as well as a local sales team allows Arteche to closely monitor a market which is continuously growing, with the possibility of supporting the “made in India” policy strategized by the government by importing and assembling the auxiliary relays in electrical control boards locally manufactured by our partners.


La Farga has signed an accord with ALSTOM for one of the most important railway electrification projects in India. The project, which is part of the EASTERN DEDICATED FREIGHT CORRIDOR, is 343 km of double-track railway electrification from Bhaupur to Khurja. La Farga will supply the copper conductors, mainly alloys, which will be installed in the catenary.

This is one of the world’s major rail corridors, and will substantially improve the transport of goods in India. This project is part of a programme that is expected to create a total of 7 corridors with more than 10,000 km of electrification, making it the most important goods network in the world.


During the last years, CETEST has been actively participating in the certification test campaigns for the new Metro projects in India. CETEST collaborated with local manufacturer BEML (Bangalore) in the electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and safety against derailment tests for Delhi and Jaipur Metros. In the coming months, several tests will be performed for the new Calcutta Metro. CETEST will send its portable carbody test bench for the structural resistance test of the new cars. After that, some static tests will be done over the units for the suspension characterization (soupplese, gauge, bogie rotational resistance evaluation). Furthermore, in ALSTOM’s facility in Sri City (close to Chennai), CETEST has been testing units for the Lucknow and Kochi Metro projects, as well as for Sydney Metro that is also manufactured there. CETEST provides test services all over the world. Test team as well as the required instrumentation, acquisition equipment and portable test benches if needed go to the client or the final operator facilities to perform the tests. Anywhere. Anytime.


The Government of India is developing a series of ambitious projects to improve passenger and freight rail transport in which TYPSA has an active role.

The first of these strategic plans is called Diamond Quadrilateral Network. Its objective is to build a high-speed rail network with an average speed range of 160 to 200 km/h to connect India’s major cities: New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai. Feasibility studies are already under way for the nearly 10,000 km-long new network, with TYPSA taking part in the study for the Delhi-Kolkata line (1,500 km).

An extensive large-capacity freight rail corridor is also under construction (Dedicated Freight Corridor, DFC) for which TYPSA is providing construction engineering services. The corridor, totalling 3,338 km and with an estimated investment of € 10,000, is set to become one of the biggest freight transport infrastructures in the world.

The Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) project is divided into two main interconnected corridors: the East Corridor, which runs from Ludhiana to Sonenagar/Dankuni (1,839 km), and the West Corridor, which runs from Jawaharlal Nehru Port (Mumbai) to Tughlakabad/Mizoram (1,499 km). With an average design speed of 100 km/h (compared to the current average speed of 25 km/h), these new freight transport rail lines will make freight transport faster, cheaper and more reliable than ever; a great leap forward in the operational performance of India’s railway network.

The plan, considered to be of great strategic importance, will have a strong impact on the Indian economy. TYPSA is providing consultancy services for the design review and construction supervision of the East Corridor lines.


Siemens is installing its railway signalling technology on the first two lines of the Nagpur Metro, in India, on its North-South and East-West Corridors. The project includes the development and installation of its CBTC (Communications Based Train Control) solution – Trainguard MT – for 38 kilometres of double track, 36 stations and two depots, the on-board equipment for 23 three-cars trains, as well as Trackguard Westrace Mk II electronic interlockings and Rail 9000 Centralized Traffic Control.

The award of this project by Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MAHA-METRO) is an important milestone for Siemens, as it represents its first installation of a CBTC in India, and comes as reward for a collaborative effort made by the Siemens Mobility divisions in Spain, India and Germany. In addition it serves to demonstrate Siemens’ high level of commitment in this country.

Trainguard MT is Siemens’ system for automatic control and operation of metropolitan railway lines where varying levels of automation are required, a solution very capable of adapting to the Indian city’s urban rail transport requirements. The East-West Corridor will have 19 stations, while the North-South Corridor will have 17 stations and will connect the Airport with Automotive Square, in the north of the city.

The installation of Siemens’ CBTC technology will allow Nagpur Metro to achieve intervals between trains of 90 seconds or shorter, as well as precise localisation of trains at all times. All of this amounts to an optimisation of the metropolitan system that will benefit passengers and the operator alike.


Indra has established itself as the leading provider of ticketing systems to the city of Mumbai, where it has rolled out technology on the first, and as yet only, subway line in the city, as well as the Mumbai monorail, which is also the country’s first ever monorail; and it will likewise equip the new Navi Mumbai subway line with access control and ticketing systems, once the line is built in the southwest of the country’s financial capital.

In Delhi, Indra has been awarded a contract to deploy its contactless ticketing technology at 14 new stations on the Delhi and Noida Metro system. Indra is also deploying more than 1,000 portable terminals that will allow payments to be made in cash or using the smart transport card, as well as to top-up cards at parking lots and on Delhi subway feeder buses. This solution allows commuters to pay for parking lots and feeder buses operated by Delhi Metro with their contactless smart card, while also benefitting from discounts and promotions.

Indra has already supplied DMRC with a complete ticketing management system on the Airport Metro line, which links the Indira Gandhi International Airport with New Delhi, and features the first check-in desk outside an airport anywhere in South Asia.

The Kolkata subway also operates Indra’s technology. Indra supplied an integral ticketing system for Metro Railway Kolkata, the India’s oldest metro line wich crosses Calcutta from North to South, covering over 25 km.


Improving Infrastructures in India. TPF Getinsa Euroestudios entered the Indian market in 2011 by securing a contract to supervise works on NH-1A Chenani – Nashri under a concession scheme, whose cost is over €350 million and included the construction of a 9-km long tunnel through the young Himalayas.

This major contract has provided us with the opportunity to make our presence known and expand our footprint in India. Currently, 28 transport infrastructure projects are being managed through our branch office in Delhi and our subsidiary in Mumbai. Besides being involved in the supervision of highway works, we are in charge of highway operation and management activities and have also undertaken the detailed design of a number of road projects. Furthermore, in the railway sector, we are providing site supervision services for the construction of the Mughalsarai -New Bhaupur section of the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor. The stretch covers a length of 400 km of double-track rail freight line. The contract comprises supervision services for civil works, signalling, electrification and communications.

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