Consortium of Datamatics & Mikroelektronika wins AFC Contract for Lucknow Metro Project

A Consortium of Datamatics Global Services Limited (DGSL) and Mikroelektronika have won the contract to provide Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) system for the North –South corridor (Phase 1A) of the Lucknow Metro Rail Project.

13 May 2016 Friday, 21:37

A Consortium of Datamatics Global Services Limited (DGSL) and Mikroelektronika have won the contract to provide Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) system for the North –South corridor (Phase 1A) of the Lucknow Metro Rail Project. The contract has been awarded to the Consortium at approximately Rs 64 crores to execute the automated fare collection systems for this prestigious Metro project of the Government.

The contract between the Consortium and Lucknow Metros Rail Corporation (LMRC) was signed on the 3rd May in the presence of Shri Kumar Keshav, Managing Director – LMRC ; Shri Rahul Kanodia, Vice Chairman & CEO – DGSL; Shri Jindrich Nadvornik, CEO – Mikroelektronika and other top officials from LMRC, DGSL and Mikroelektronika.

On the occasion, Shri Kumar Keshav, Managing Director – LMRC, said [quote font_size=”20″]“This signing of contract for providing the Automatic Fare Collection System for Lucknow Metro has now taken us much closer towards implementation of system contracts”. “Lucknow Metro is determined to provide a world class modern Metro to the people of Lucknow. We are putting our best efforts to commission the project by December, 2016”,[/quote] he added.

Shri Rahul Kanodia, Vice Chairman & CEO, Datamatics, said [quote font_size=”20″]“It’s a proud moment for Datamatics to be given the opportunity to contribute to our country’s vision of creating smart cities and superior transport facilities. An effective public transit system is intrinsic to the concepts and vision of a smart city. And the key to the implementation of these concepts are proper integration and digital transformation of the components that make up an intelligent transportation system. Datamatics has been a technology partner to several global transit systems worldwide for two decades. We shall leverage our technical expertise in designing and implementing Mass Rapid Transit Systems (MRTS) to deliver world-class AFC system for Lucknow metro rail project”[/quote].

As part of this contract, Datamatics and Mikroelektronika will be jointly responsible for the design, manufacture, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of the Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) System covering 22 metro stations in the first phase of this project. Datamatics and Mikroelektronika will implement state of art next generation contact less smart card based ticketing solution. Additionally, Datamatics and Mikroelektronika will also provide training for operations and maintenance personnel involved.

About Datamatics Global Services
Datamatics, a trusted partner to several Fortune 500 Companies is a global provider of Information Technology (IT), Engineering solutions (ES) and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) services. The company provides business aligned next generation solutions to a wide range of industry verticals that help enterprises across the world overcome their business challenges and achieve operational efficiencies.

Datamatics Engineering solutions
Datamatics provides comprehensive engineering, mobility and analytics solutions to its clients in the Mass transport, Retail, Banking and payments Industry. Our innovative and flexible engagement models give our clients advantages in cost management, improved service quality and reduced time-to-market.

Datamatics is an undisputed partner to several AFC operators around the world and has its solutions implemented in cities like London, Dubai, Melbourne, Hong Kong etc. It has also been awarded the “Technology Partner for Global Transit Revenue Systems Award” at the 4th Annual Metro Rail India Summit, 2015. Datamatics’ Transport offerings include:

• Service Automation System Design, Development, Implementation and Maintenance: AFC System, Intelligent Transport systems, Tolling, Parking System etc.
• Device engineering: Payment Terminals, Self Service Terminals, Video Terminals, TVM’s, TOM’s, AVM’s, ATM’s, POS, Validators, Gates, Readers.
• Management framework : Remote Device Management, Configuration Management, Fault Management, Transaction Management
• Front end and Back end : UI/UX, Tariff Management, Fare Collection Accounting, Payment & banking system and Central clearing house server (CCHS) integration
• Mobility : Smart payments, Service management app,
• Business Insight : Business Intelligence & Analytics.

To know more about Datamatics’ offerings for the Transport vertical, please visit www.datamatics.com/industries/transport

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