The consortium led by of Datamatics Global Services (DGSL) and AEP Ticketing Solutions SRL, Italy (AEP), have been issued the letter of acceptance (LOA) 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 (E) to Dahisar) of the Mumbai Metro Rail project. The LOA was issued by Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) to the consortium for approximately Rs 160 crore.
The LOA between the consortium and MMRDA was signed in the presence of RA Rajeev, Metropolitan Commissioner, MMRDA; Sanjay Waghmare, Director (Systems), Metro PIU, MMRDA, OP Nebhnani, Officer on Special Duty (S&T), Metro PIU MMRDA, Dr Lalit Kanodia, Chairman, DGSL, Shri Rahul Kanodia, Vice Chairman & CEO-DGSL; Sanjeev Subhedar, EVP and Global Head Engineering Services and other top officials from MMRDA and DGSL.
On the occasion, RA Rajeev, Metropolitan Commissioner, MMRDA, said “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.”
Commenting on the occasion, Dr Lalit S Kanodia, Chairman, Datamatics, said “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.”
Automated Fare Collection (AFC) has been a focus area for Datamatics and over the last 25 years, the company has been instrumental in successfully executing over 25 marquee projects in the Tier-1 metropolitan cities across the globe including Sydney, Hong Kong, London, Chicago, Melbourne, etc.
Rahul L Kanodia, Vice Chairman & CEO, Datamatics, said “Datamatics is the only Indian company to have AFC solution. We 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.”
In India, Datamatics is also implementing AFC system for Lucknow Metro 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.
Sanjeev Subhedar, EVP & Head-Engineering Solutions, Datamatics, said “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.”