Frauscher wins major contract in India

Mumbai Railway Vikas Corporation Ltd (MRVC Ltd), a state-run project company controlled by Indian Railways, has awarded the largest contract for axle counting systems in recent years to a consortium under the technical leadership of Austrian company Frauscher Sensortechnik GmbH.

The contract encompasses system design, delivery, installation, testing and commissioning of the axle counting system ACS2000.

The system will be installed in 19 stations on the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai to Thane, Kalyan & Ravli Junction Yard line within the Mumbai Division of the Central Railway.

It will also be implemented in the Jogeshwari area within the Mumbai Division of the Western Railway.

The contract involves fitting out more than 1000 track sections with the latest wheel sensor technology from Frauscher.

Michael Thiel, Managing Director of Austrian-based Frauscher Sensortechnik GmbH said:

“For us, this success constitutes a further milestone in the long-term expansion of our market position within the strategic growth markets of China, India and Russia.

“Over the coming years, our aim is to unlock a significant share in the wheel detection and axle counting sector of the Indian railway and metro market.”

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