DAMM wins radio comms contract for Pune Metro Line 3

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Monday, 19 September, 2022

DAMM wins radio comms contract for Pune Metro Line 3

The DAMM TetraFlex TETRA radio communication solution has been selected by India’s Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority (PMRDA) for the state-of-the-art Pune Metro Line 3 project. Having been awarded the contract for Line 1 and 2 of Maha Metro in 2020, DAMM has now increased its presence further in Pune with the latest contract.

Pune Metro Line 3 will be built on a public–private partnership (PPP) model worth US$1.2 billion. The consortium of TRIL Urban Transport (a Tata Group Company) and Siemens Project Ventures was awarded the contract by PMRDA to develop the metro corridor from Hinjewadi to Shivajinagar. Once operational, Line 3 is expected to have a daily ridership of 2.6 million people.

Siemens awarded DAMM the contract to supply the TETRA radio communication system, with the scope of work including project management, turnkey electrification, signalling and communications. The TETRA radio system will consist of a combination of DAMM’s Multi-Tech Outdoor Base Station BS422; Consort Digital’s MCX ONE Dispatch Center and Train Radio Systems; and Sepura’s TETRA end user devices. It will be used to provide radio communication for Line 3 covering nearly 23.3 km and consisting of 23 stations and a depot.

The DAMM Multi-Tech outdoor system is a modern TETRA system designed to provide minimal RF losses, sufficient coverage and low maintenance for the user. Further, DAMM’s distributed architecture, open API and modular structure provide ease, full flexibility and a customised solution that should fully meet user requirements.

“Key to the success of projects like this is the distributed system architecture and very modern and flexible outdoor tower-mounted base stations, which allows us to implement a phased commissioning of the radio system, even if the control centres and stations are not fully ready and equipped,” said Vikas Gaur, AVP (Business Development), DAMM Cellular Systems, India. Apart from standard TETRA system features, the outdoor base stations are set to provide the following advantages:

  • Multi-technology and multi-carrier technology
  • Frequency sharing for spectrum optimisation
  • Minimal RF cable losses and full RF power output at the antenna port
  • No dependency on civil works and easy deployment options
  • MCX-enabled control room applications for future upgrading to broadband
  • Minimal maintenance

“DAMM Cellular Systems India is now a fully functional organisation in India, and the new metro contract from Pune Metro Line 3 is a validation of our growing commitment to the Indian market by providing indigenous solutions as well as comprehensive long-term support,” said Devdarsh Jain, CEO, DAMM Cellular Systems, India.

Image credit: iStock.com/Umesh Gogna

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