Bombardier, Hitachi, Siemens in Race for Railway Signalling Tender

Signalling Technology Leaders such as Bombardier, Hitachi Rail STS, and Siemens are in the race for a tender floated by Railtel Enterprises (REL) to modernise the national transporter’s signalling system. Though Railtel’s arm hasn’t mentioned the size of the tender, it is expected to be worth Rs 1,000-1,500 crore.

The firm that wins the tender will help the Indian Railways upgrade to European Train Control System (ETCS) Level-2, a system wherein radio waves are used to help in train spacing. The continuous updating of movement will ensure better safety and improved speed.