New Delhi, Nov 7
Navratna Defence PSU Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) has been conferred the ‘Urban Infra Business Award 2022’ in recognition of its contributions, in line with the Government’s ‘Make in India initiative’, for the transformation of Metro and Rail commutation in India. BEL has been developing indigenous technologies for the implementation of Intelligent Transportation System in Metro and trains.
Mr Manoj Jain, Director (R&D), BEL, and Mr Anoop Kumar Rai, Chief Scientist (Central Research Laboratory-Ghaziabad), BEL, received the award, instituted by Urban Infra Communication Private Limited, from Mr M C Chauhan, former General Manager, Metro Rail, Kolkata, today at New Delhi.
BEL has since the last few years been a part of various Metro and Railway projects in India. It has, in collaboration with the Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS), completed the Real Time Information System (RTIS), which provides real-time train information to the Indian Railways, thereby increasing its operational efficiency, in addition to enhancing passenger safety. BEL has also automated various functionalities related to arrival and departure of trains.
BEL signs MoU with DMRC for Train Control System
BEL signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (DMRC) for jointly developing the Indigenous Communication-based Train Control System (i-CBTC), an important milestone in India’s journey towards self-reliance in Rail and Metro operations.
i-CBTC, being indigenously developed for the first time in India, will enable unmanned operations of metro and trains. It is a big leap forward in the field of metro and rail automation and will give a boost to the ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ mission of the Government of India. The project is being carried out under the ambit of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), Government of India. The MoU aims at leveraging the complementary strengths and capabilities of BEL and DMRC.