Spanish Indra awarded four highway IT management contracts in India

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“Although these operations will have a small impact over the company’s total income, Indra strengthens its business in India, where it is active in ticketing in metropolitan trains in Mumbai, Delhi and Kolkata,” analysts in Madrid at ACF said.

The Spanish IT multinational reported on Wednesday it was awarded three contracts by GMR, one of India’s leading infrastructure companies, to implement its toll technology in the motorways of the Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Rajastan and Gujarat states. The deal was valued at €8.6 million. The company has also been awarded a contract by Soma-Isolux Kinshangarh-Beawar Tollway PVT to implement the control centre and the management systems for the NH-8 motorway that connects the cities of Kinshangarh and Beawar, for €1.6 million.

These projects allow Indra to increase its presence in the Asian continent’s emerging markets and improve its position in the transport and traffic market, “which has a tremendous potential and major investments planned for the road transport infrastructure sector in upcoming years,” the company explained in a press release.

Indra already implements nine radar stations and the air traffic management systems for 38 airports in the country. Recently, the multinational has been awarded the contracts to commission Kolkata’s new air traffic control centre, which will be one of the largest in India, and to provide the Airports Authority of India (AAI) with simulation systems to train its controllers.

The first GMR contract includes the supply, installation and start-up of the toll system for the NH-9 motorway, which measures 181 km and connects the cities of Hyrerabad and Vijayawada in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Indra will set a total of 46 lanes for its manual, electronic and mixed toll systems and weigh-in motion technology used to classify vehicles.

For the Soma-Isolux Kinshangarh-Beawar Tollway PVT, Indra will develop, install and maintain management systems for the NH-8 motorway that connects the cities of Kinshangarh and Beawar. A control centre will manage traffic in the motorway’s 94 km and also integrate the various systems that include traffic counters, variable message panels, SOS posts, a weather station and closed circuit television (CCTV).

Indra adds these new references to its extensive experience in developing and implementing comprehensive cutting-edge technology solutions for traffic control and management, tunnel control systems and toll systems. It has completed projects in this field in more than 45 countries, such as the United States, Canada, Mexico, Chile, Brazil, Spain, Portugal, Ireland, Montenegro and China.

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