Recent news from Nokia- siemens is that this telecoms equipment maker Nokia Siemens Network will now provide equipment and accessories for the Kolkata metro line used for signaling and communication between train and railway regulation control centers. Nokia- siemens is indeed a good company and has very high reputation in producing very fine and finished products .
Head of India operations Sandeep Girotra said in a statement on Wednesday that “Reliable railway communications is vital to address the increasing traffic density while ensuring better passenger services and safer operations. NSN’s GSM-R solution will help Indian Railways provide a better and safer service,” . The value of the contract was not shared.
By the implementation of this it will now further improve the safety and reliability of the Kolkata metro line while lowering operational costs for Indian Railways, the gear maker said and added that it already supports extensive rail network spanning 3,500 km across four zones.
The equipment significantly enhances communication with trains passing through tunnels, providing far greater security in case of emergencies. Its total interoperability and compatibility improves safety and speed of all railway operational services.
For 2012-13, Railway Ministry has announced an allocation of Rs 2,002 crore for modernisation of signal and telecommunication to enhance safety and communication system within rail network.