Int’l experience to help execute projects
Himachal Futuristic Communications Ltd (HFCL) has won a Rs.148 crore contract to execute the Telecommunication Systems for the Mauritius Metro Express Project and for the Dhaka Metro Mass Rapid Transit System.
The contract was awarded Larsen and Toubro which has an ongoing Rs.3,191 crore order with Dhaka Mass Transit Company for the Dhaka Metro construction since early this year.
L&T’s another order is with Mauritius government’s Metro Express Ltd. The Rs.3375-crore contract is to design and build an integrated light rail urban transit system.
The Mauritius Metro Express Project is along a 26 km route that will connect Curepipe to Immigration Square in the capital Port Louis and will feature 19 stations, said HFCL in a statement on 22 Dec 2018.
The Dhaka Metro Mass Rapid Transit System Project is along a 20 km route and is an elevated metro rail system with 16 Stations and a Maintenance Depot, connecting Uttara and Motijheel.
HFCL’s scope of work includes Design, Manufacturing, Supply, Installation, Execution, Testing and Commissioning and Training for Communication Network, Control & Monitoring (C&M) System which includes Operation Management & Control System (OMCS), Voice Communication System (VCS), Emergency Help Telephony System (EHTS), Master Clock System (MCS), Closed Circuit Television (CCTV), Passenger Information Display Signs (PIDS), Public Address System (PAS), Passenger Information Kiosks (PIK), Electronic Access Control System (EACS) and Spares.
These overseas projects are the first of their kind which have been awarded to HFCL, and are a recognition of its capability in designing, integrating, installing and commissioning complex systems in telecommunications for Railways and Metros that have to be executed within well-defined time lines and meet stringent operating conditions.
“It has been the endeavour of the Company to expand its business outreach beyond India and these projects will provide a foothold to access similar markets overseas,” said HFCL in a statement on 22 Dec 2018.
Company managing director Mahendra Nahata said: “The Company’s experience from the three ongoing similar projects being executed by it for Alstom Services India Private Limited, L&T Railways Strategic Business Unit, and China Railway Signal & Communication for turnkey telecommunication systems on the Eastern and Western Dedicated Freight Corridors of Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Limited (DFCCIL) will certainly help the Company in executing the Mauritius Metro Express Project and the Dhaka Metro Project efficiently.”
Himachal Futuristic Communications Limited is a leading telecom infrastructure developer, system integrator and manufacturer of high-end telecom equipment and optical fibre cables, having its manufacturing facilities at Solan, Goa and Chennai.
HFCL provides single window solution for telecom projects; offering design, equipment supply, installation, system integration, operation and maintenance services. As a solutions expert in telecommunication and related infrastructure domain, the Company is now leveraging its inherent strengths in addressing complex needs of emerging sectors, such as Railway Communication and Signaling, Defence, Homeland Security and Smart City Projects. fiinews.com