Mumbai (Urban Transport News): The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development (MMRDA) has issued letter of acceptance (LOA) to the Consortium led by Datamatics Global Services Limited (DGSL) and AEP Ticketing solutions S.R.L, Italy (AEP) for approx. Rs.160 crores contract for implementing Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) system for 52 stations of Mumbai Metro Line 2A (Dahisar to DN Nagar Metro), 2B (DN Nagar to Mankhurd Metro) and 7 (Andheri East to Dahisar) of the Mumbai Metro Rail project. The information has been shared by the Datamatics Global Services Limited (DGSL) through a press release.
The LOA between MMRDA and the DGSL-AEP Consortium was signed in the presence of R. A. Rajeev, IAS, Metropolitan Commissioner, MMRDA; Sanjay Waghmare Director(Systems), Metro PIU, MMRDA, O.P. Nebhnani, Officer on Special Duty(S&T), Metro PIU MMRDA, Dr. Lalit Kanodia , Chairman , DGSL , Rahul Kanodia, Vice Chairman & CEO - DGSL; Sanjeev Subhedar, EVP and Global Head Engineering Services and other top officials from MMRDA and DGSL. “The ticketing system for the Mumbai Metro should be implemented taking into consideration ease of use for the commuters of the city of Mumbai.
At the same time it should be state of art supporting future of the growing metro network and supporting upcoming fare media technologies”, said R. A. Rajeev, IAS, Metropolitan Commissioner, MMRDA. 'Over the years, Datamatics has invested and built expertise in Automated Fare Collection technology and has been a part of large global AFC mandates. We are headquartered in Mumbai and therefore winning Mumbai Metro project is special and a very proud moment for us", added Dr. Lalit S. Kanodia, Chairman, Datamatics. “Datamatics is the only Indian company to have AFC solution. W
e have put in our best efforts for making the Lucknow Metro a successful project and we are delighted to be a part of prestigious Mumbai Metro Line 2 and 7 projects”, said Rahul L. Kanodia, Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, DGSL. Datamatics is also implementing Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) system for Lucknow Metro Rail Project which includes design, supply, installation and end-to-end testing of the ticketing, gates, servers, hardware networks and software components. The first phase of this project has already gone live with 8 stations.
This is the fastest rolled-out AFC system in India till date. "Datamatics is committed to Indian customers to provide most advanced AFC solution suitable for Indian conditions within project timelines. Datamatics assures its customer of continued upgrades and long term support to protect the investment made by our customers”, said Sanjeev Subhedar, EVP & Head - Engineering Solutions, DGSL.