DMRC, BEL sign pact for development of indigenous train control system
In November 2022, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has signed an MoU with Public Sector Undertaking 'Bharat Electronics Limited' (BEL) for development of 'Indigenous Communication-Based Train Control System' (I-CBTC).
The MoU was signed by Om Hari Pandey (Director, Power) DMRC and Manoj Jain, Director BEL in the presence of senior officials at Metro Bhawan, New Delhi.
DMRC is developing this indigenous system along with BEL and C-DAC as part of the 'Make in India' initiative of the Government of India under the aegis of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.
Features of i-CBTC:
The system is being widely adopted by most countries around the world, especially for its characteristic of moving blocks that allow a high frequency of trains.
I-CBTC is a major step towards development of indigenously manufactured signalling systems in India towards achieving self-reliance in Metro Signalling and Train Control Systems.
I-CBTC is efficient in utilising metro infrastructure and provides secure operation that facilitates innovation, enhances local skills and reduces deployment costs for metros.
DMRC and BEL have also jointly developed indigenous Automatic Train Supervision System (I-ATS) which is currently under implementation.
Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL)
Headquarters: Bengaluru, Karnataka
Chairman and Managing Director: Bhanu Prakash Srivastava
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