Alstom announced the launch of operations for Bangalore metro's Green Line, which will connect Nagasandra in North Bangalore with Yelachanahalli in the South, the last section of Bangalore Metro Phase 1.

As part of the contract, valued at a total of approximately $127 million, awarded by Bangalore Metro Rail Corp. Ltd. (BMRCL) in 2009, Alstom provided the design, manufacture, supply, installing, testing, and commissioning of the train control and signaling & telecommunications systems that have been deployed by engineering and R&D team in Bangalore.

The company will equip two corridor lines including two depots, one operation control center and one back up operation control center. It includes the Urbalis 200 Automatic Train Control system, which will ensure optimal safety, flexible operations, and heightened passenger comfort, according to the company.

Alstom is committed to evolving India’s urban transport infrastructure requirements as the country embarks on its journey towards managing its growing cities. The successful deployment of this solution showcases the close co-operation between several Alstom units: Bangalore and Coimbatore in India, Saint-Ouen and Villeurbanne in France, and Bologna in Italy.