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Deutsche Bahn takes charge of O&M for RRTS NAMO BHARAT line in India

Deutsche Bahn takes charge of O&M for RRTS NAMO BHARAT line in India

Deutsche Bahn’s involvement in the RRTS NAMO BHARAT line project marks a pivotal moment in Indo-German railway collaboration, uniting expertise from both nations to enhance India’s mass transit systems.

Deutsche Bahn’s role in the RRTS NAMO BHARAT line

Under a groundbreaking agreement, Deutsche Bahn will not only operate but also manage the maintenance of the RRTS NAMO BHARAT line for 12 years. This rapid rail corridor, spanning 82.15 kilometres between Delhi and Meerut, represents a crucial component of India’s efforts to modernise its transportation infrastructure.

Scope of operations and maintenance

Deutsche Bahn’s responsibilities encompass various crucial tasks to ensure the seamless operation and upkeep of the RRTS NAMO BHARAT line. From operating rolling stocks to maintaining essential infrastructure components such as communications systems, track infrastructure, and traction overhead equipment, Deutsche Bahn’s expertise will be instrumental in guaranteeing the reliability and efficiency of the rapid transit corridor.

Emphasis on sustainability

Deutsche Bahn metro _ ACE

Beyond operational efficiency, Deutsche Bahn is committed to promoting sustainability in India’s railway sector. Drawing from its extensive experience in Germany, which has set ambitious goals to become climate-neutral by 2040, Deutsche Bahn will prioritise eco-friendly practices in the RRTS NAMO BHARAT project. This includes the utilisation of renewable energy sources and the implementation of energy-efficient technologies to minimise environmental impact.

Collaborative opportunities and knowledge exchange

The partnership between Deutsche Bahn and Indian stakeholders extends beyond the RRTS NAMO BHARAT project. Through collaborative initiatives and knowledge exchange programs, both nations aim to leverage each other’s strengths to drive innovation and address challenges in the railway sector. Deutsche Bahn’s expertise in high-speed rail operations and maintenance can be a valuable resource for India’s evolving transit infrastructure.

Prospects and growth opportunities

Looking ahead, the involvement of Deutsche Bahn in the RRTS NAMO BHARAT line project sets a promising precedent for future Indo-German railway collaborations. As India continues to expand its metro and rapid transit networks, there are ample opportunities for further partnerships and investments in the sector. By leveraging the expertise of global leaders like Deutsche Bahn, India can accelerate its journey towards building world-class transportation infrastructure.

What is the best way to make the metro system more sustainable, and How does DB see this with any improvisation? 

Making the metro system more sustainable requires a multifaceted approach, and DB recognises the significance of this endeavour. One crucial aspect is the adoption of eco-friendly practices in operations. DB emphasises using clean energy sources, such as renewable electricity, to power the metro system, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and dependence on fossil fuels.

Deutsche Bahn metro _ ACE

Deutsche Bahn AG has set an ambitious goal to become climate-neutral by 2040 by promoting alternative drives and fuels in Germany. Passengers who take our long-distance trains in Germany already travel using 100 percent green electricity. All trains on the Hamburg S-Bahn network run on renewables. Our experts are actively involved in the H2goesRail strategic project at Deutsche Bahn, focusing on zero-emission initiatives. Additionally, we are assisting in implementing battery-electric trains within DB Regio.

Examples of projects outside Germany include a zero-emission iron ore train project in Brazil for the mining company VALE and strategic consulting on sustainable traction and zero-emission technologies in the United States. As part of these projects, specialists from the DB E.C.O. Group are helping customers create a carbon-neutral fleet.

Furthermore, DB focuses on energy efficiency measures, optimising train designs and implementing regenerative braking systems to minimise energy consumption. They also prioritise waste management and recycling initiatives to reduce environmental impact.

DB places great importance on promoting sustainable mobility solutions. They encourage the integration of metro systems with other modes of transportation, such as buses and bicycles, to facilitate seamless and eco-friendly travel options. Additionally, DB invests in modern technologies and innovations to enhance energy efficiency and passenger comfort and reduce environmental footprints.

Through these efforts, DB envisions a public transportation system that provides efficient and reliable transportation and operates in harmony with the environment, promoting sustainability and contributing to a greener future.

In India, we also take pride in the fact that we would be operating NCRTC’s NAMO BHARAT project, which is high on sustainability. RRTS is part of the ‘Comprehensive Action Plan’ (CAP) for Air Pollution Control in Delhi & NCR’. The majority of the energy requirements of RRTS will be met through renewable sources. Some areas for improvement in today’s metro systems include enhancing accessibility, integrating with other modes of transport, improving passenger information systems, optimising crowd management, prioritising sustainability, and strengthening safety and security measures.

For more info visit: https://io.deutschebahn.com/en/


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