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Bangalore, Dec. 7

ABB has won a Rs 506-crore order to power the first phase of Bangalore's metro rail project, a company release said.

The power and automation technology leader won the turnkey order from the state-owned Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd.

Quoting Mr Biplab Majumder, Vice-Chairman and Managing Director, ABB India, the release said ABB would design, supply, install and operate four sub-stations of 66/33 kV as well as the auxiliary and traction sub-stations.

The 42-km Bangalore mass rapid transit system has two lines that operate on ground, elevated and underground, and 41 stations.

The rail industry is one of the company's growth areas and ABB is also participating in the metro projects of Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata.

The company will supply transformers, capacitors, relays, cables and switchgear besides providing an integrated system to monitor and control the installations.

(This article was published in the Business Line print edition dated December 8, 2009)
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