Hitachi Energy automates the power distribution for Metro Railway, Kolkata’s new line

News Desk, News Nation 360: Metro Railway, Kolkata, India’s first metro operator initiated services to extend the city’s North-South metro from Noapara to Dakshineswar. The 4.1 km extension inaugurated by the Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, will provide fast, easy, pollution- and traffic-free travel to thousands of commuters in the city and its adjoining areas. Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL), an organization under the Ministry of Railways, Government of India, that undertakes major projects on behalf of Metro Railway, selected Hitachi Energy’s advanced power automation and control solution, MicroSCADA X, to control the power distribution, traction substations and auxiliary substations. According to Metro Railway, in Kolkata, around 18 million commuters travelling from Howrah, Hooghly, and North 24 Parganas will be served by this extension each year. The new line is expected to benefit students, academics and other visitors to the educational campuses located near the Baranagar station and the thousands of tourists and devotees visiting the famous Kali temples at Kalighat and Dakshineswar. According to S. K. Srivastav, Executive Director- Electrical, RVNL Hitachi Energy’s state-of-the-art technology for SCADA systems with remote terminal units supplied in this project is facilitating control functions for the smooth running of trains in Metro Railway, Kolkata. Hitachi Energy India supplied remote terminal units & SCADA systems for Baranagar traction substation (TSS) and Dakshineswar TSS. This included the design, supply, erection, testing and commissioning of the SCADA system for 33 kV Power Distribution, Traction Substations and Auxiliary Substations combined with a 750 V DC Third Rail Traction system for Joka-Majerhat and Airport-New Garia corridors. Ahmad Khan, Sr. Vice President, and Hub Business Unit Manager, Grid Automation at Hitachi Energy expressed that as a partner of choice for many metro projects across India, Hitachi Energy continues to supply the critical components that keep the vital transportation sector moving. They are proud of our contribution towards improving the sustainability quotient of a city like Kolkata. 

Report : Anustup Kundu