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Intelligent Mobility

With significant economic growth expected over the next two decades, India’s cities face the challenge raising productivity and efficiency of their transport systems.

Where to next?

Freedom of movement

With increasing congestion, environmental concerns and budgetary constraints, safeguarding urban mobility is one of the biggest challenges in our society.


The quick and efficient movement of people and goods is a crucial issue – one of the drivers of global competitiveness and quality of life. People expect their daily mobility to become more flexible, reliable and affordable. Cities, on the other hand, must deal with limited space and find ways to reduce costs, noise and emissions their transport systems produce.

Every year, about 10 million people move from the countryside into India’s cities. The pressure on city authorities is already high and it's growing all the time. The transport industry is seeking solutions that will enable the existing infrastructure to cope. Ensuring seamless mobility in the future will require networked transportation and information systems that encompass all modes of transport.

A multimodal and integrated transport system is critical for any nation. It directly impacts the nation’s environment, quality of life, and economic growth.

Tilak Raj Seth, Executive Vice President, Mobility Division, Siemens Ltd.

Multimodal mobility

The smart way to go

By the end of the next decade, cities will be home to about 40% of all Indians and contribute 75% of the country’s GDP. Planning and developing smart cities and infrastructure is critical to the success of India’s economy.


A city’s transport system has a direct impact on its environment, quality of life, and its ability to generate jobs. A safe and efficient transport system is needed to move people and goods using as little energy as possible with minimal noise. Cities must begin now to optimize their existing infrastructure to increase capacity, cut waiting times, and ensure it provides a viable service for citizens.

Planning authorities need to take a Smart City approach and ensure their infrastructure integrates with other services and platforms. An integrated mobility platform can give citizens an overview of available transport services, intelligently combined with individual means of transport. It also makes it easier for operators to incorporate complimentary mobility services into their own portfolio, ultimately simplifying planning, booking, and charging for intermodal transport services.

How can cities improve their transport network?

The best transport networks minimise passengers’ travel time and optimise their daily lives. Solutions will differ based on local needs and the ability to invest. But for all cities, technology can maximize existing capacity and improve quality.

Mobility in numbers

Getting around India

By 2030, distance travelled by Indian Railways could grow by as much as 425%.

India’s Railways


trains make up one of the world’s largest transport and logistics networks


passengers a day travel on 12,000 trains

Excellence in action


Mumbai Metro

  • Signalling system for the entire 11.4 km length of the Mumbai Metro
  • State-of-the-art technology solutions including the Automatic Train Protection (ATP) and automated signalling control the high-volume train movements efficiently

Delhi Airport Metro Express

  • 22.7 km metro rail provides 20-minute connection Connaught Place, the city’s main shopping centre, to Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport
  • Travellers are allowed to check in at one of two terminal stations, while their luggage is picked up from the train and merged with the airport’s baggage-handling system
  • Delivered turnkey mobility solutions for railway electrification, one-stop signalling systems, train control systems, and baggage-handling systems

Chennai Metro

  • Designed, supplied, and installed the Power Supply Systems, Overhead Equipment (OHE), and Signalling and Telecom Systems
  • State-of-the-art centralised remote Operation Control Centre (OCC) at Koyambedu controls the Metro’s operations

Route Relay Interlocking

  • 11,000 relays installed for Delhi’s main station in a record time of 44 hours
  • It is the world’s largest RRI system
  • It allows up to 1,122 signalled movements for Northern Railways


Trusted partner to Indian Railways

  • Supplied over 7500 traction motors and over 600 traction converters till date
  • First to introduce IGBT technology in India – pioneers in hotel load technology
  • All products catered to through local manufacturing facilities in India

Propulsion for Mumbai's Electric Multiple Unit

  • 525 sets of state-of-the-art IGBT-based propulsion systems for Mumbai Suburban AC/DC EMUs
  • Strong localized manufacturing of propulsion chain with end-to-end customer service
  • Enabled the city to achieve 30–35% energy-saving through the Mumbai EMU



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