- The multinational will deploy its Horus integrated management solution in the Chenani tunnel, the longest in Southeast Asia, and will implement its advanced ticketing and access control systems in the Navi Mumbai metro, the country’s financial capital
- Indra is already India’s leading technology partner for air traffic management and has deployed its most innovative solutions in the metro systems of Mumbai, Kolkata and Delhi, in the Mumbai monorail system, and on three highways in different states across the country
MADRID, 1-12-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Indra has given new momentum to its penetration of the Indian transport and traffic market amidst stiff competition in the sector to win two contracts with a total value of 11.9 million euros. Indra will deploy its smart technology in the longest tunnel in Southeast Asia, between Chenani and Nashri, and in the Navi Mumbai metro system, in India’s financial capital, both currently under construction.
The contract to implement the integrated management system in the Chenani tunnel is worth 6.5 million euros and the term of execution is 12 months. Indra is responsible for the design, supply, set-up and rollout of the control system for the tunnel, which at 9.2 km is the longest in Southeast Asia.
Indra will equip the control center with its proprietary Horus solution, permitting the centralized integrated management of the various intelligent traffic systems (ITS) that will be deployed in the tunnel and guaranteeing compliance with the highest quality and security standards. The project includes implementation of the automatic incident detection, video surveillance, traffic control, signaling, fire detection, access control and emergency call systems, and also integrate other sub-systems supplied by local companies, such as the lighting, ventilation, communication and energy systems.
Indra’s technology will make it possible to monitor the status of the tunnel at all times and obtain real-time information for decision-making purposes, an aspect of vital importance in such a large-scale infrastructure. The high level of automation of operations will facilitate speedy and accurate management of everything that happens in the tunnel, both for routine management purposes and in emergency situations. Indra’s solution will also make it possible to offer real-time information to drivers and deliver optimal safety and service quality, which will help to reduce the risk of incidents and optimize the use of resources in those situations.
This project for the longest tunnel in India and Southeast Asia represents concrete recognition of Indra’s leadership in providing solutions for such complex projects, and also provides the company with a unique reference in Asia.
Indra is currently implementing its Horus technology to monitor the 12 road tunnels in London, the Bogotá-Villavicencio highway in Colombia and the Bouira tunnel in Algeria, and it has also carried out major projects in Ireland, China, Mexico, Chile, Montenegro, Portugal and Morocco.
Ticketing leader in Mumbai
The contract to design, make, engineer, supply and implement the access control and ticketing systems for the new metro line currently under construction in the southeast sector of the city of Mumbai is worth 5.4 million euros.
Indra will implement a latest-generation contactless ticketing system to enhance the service and information provided to the more than 18 million residents of Mumbai, simultaneously facilitating the control, financial management and tracking of resources.
Passengers will be able to top up their contactless cards or buy the electronic tokens at any of the 11 stations along the line, either using the automatic dispensing machines or at the customer service/ticket offices that each station will have. The access control systems will allow users to validate their cards by simply passing them over the scanner, leading to faster and more convenient access.
The solution supplied by Indra will also include portable top-up and inspection devices to allow these processes to be carried out directly on trains and platforms.
This project for the Navi Mumbai metro makes Indra the leading provider of ticketing systems for the city of Mumbai because the company has already implemented its technology in the first and only metro line that currently exists and in the city’s monorail, the first monorail line in the country. Furthermore, it places the company in an advantageous position for other strategic transport projects promoted by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA), such as the construction of new metro lines in the city.
Indra has also implemented its ticketing technology in the metros of Delhi and Kolkata in India, in the metros of various other cities scattered across the globe, such as Shanghai, Madrid, Barcelona, Lisbon and Santiago de Chile, and in the light rail systems of Austin and St. Louis in the United States, to name just a few.
A stronger foothold in India
These contracts reinforce Indra’s position in India, a country that offers enormous potential in the transport infrastructure sector with major investments planned for the coming years and where the company is already the leading technology partner in the field of air traffic management.
Approximately 80% of the air space in India is controlled by Indra radars and 38 airports use its ATC systems. The air control center in Kolkata is managed with Indra technology and the company is currently also modernizing the Delhi control center, which is one of the largest in the country and manages one of the busiest air traffic areas in India, including operations at the Indira Gandhi international airport in New Delhi. In addition, Indra has supplied its world class Instrument Landing systems (Normarc ILS) to various airports.
In the transport market, as well as the aforementioned ticketing contracts for the metros of Mumbai, Kolkata and Delhi and the Mumbai monorail system, Indra has implemented its smart technology on six highways in different states across the country. Specifically, it has supplied to one of the largest infrastructure companies in India, its toll technology for highways in the states of Andhra Pradesh (NH9) and Karnataka (NH13). Indra has also implemented the Highway Traffic Management System between the cities of Kishangarh and Beawar.
Indra, overseen by Chairman & CEO Fernando Abril-Martorell, is one of the leading consulting and technology multinationals in Latin America and Europe. The company is the global technology partner for operations in its clients’ key businesses. It offers business solutions, IT services and integrated systems for clients around the world. Indra has a standout business model based on proprietary solutions (representing nearly 65% of its total 2014 revenues) that serve leading clients in key industries and regions. In 2014 it reported revenues of 2.938 billion euros (nearly 60% obtained overseas), employed 39,000 professionals, had a local presence in 46 countries, and delivered projects in more than 140 countries. The company develops a range of technological solutions and services for operations in various industries, including Energy & Industry, Financial Services, Telecom & Media, Public Administrations & Healthcare, Transport & Traffic, and Security & Defense.
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