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21 January 2009 ( India
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All the systems to be implemented in metro will be developed by Indra in this Asian city

Indra, the premier IT company in Spain and a leading IT multinational in Europe has been awarded its first contract in India. The company will implement a validation and access management system for the first line of Bombays metro which will become operative in 2011. The project amounts to euro 4, 2 M and was awarded by the Special Purpose Vehicle Mumbai Metro One Private.

All the systems and their further maintenance will be developed in Bombay. For Indra this project is another step towards becoming a global company with the capacity to render service to their clients regardless of their location.

12 stations of the line that cover the Versova-Andher-Ghatkopar corridor, running mostly on the surface, will be equipped with a system based on contactless technology. Access can be gained by approaching the ticket to the validation machine. The tickets will integrate a radio frequency chip that will work within centimetres.

In this project Indra will customise the system according to the habitual payment method in Asia: combination of contactless card with tokens or single use radio frequency chips. The tickets can be recovered once the passenger exits the subway so that they can be used again in order to reduce ticket issuing costs.

Besides the access control systems, validation and ticket issuing, the company will reconfigure the control centre’s systems where collection and the amount of cash inside the machines will be controlled or if equipment-related incidents shall occur.

This ticketing system will provide information and statistics about use of the metro in order to optimize resources and improve service.

With this contract the company participates from the beginning in the startup of the new metro network in one of the most important cities of India. This network is expected to grow and incorporate new lines. Furthermore, it is also Indra’s first reference in one of the fastest growing economies in the world.

This contract adds up to Indra’s internacional presence in the ticketing sector, where it has successfully carried out projects in USA, Colombia, Venezuela, Argentina, Chile, Belgium, Portugal, Greece, China and Spain.

Indra is the premier Information Technology company in Spain and a leading IT multinational in Europe and Latin America. It is ranked as the second European company in its sector according to stock market capitalisation, and it is one of the three Spanish companies with more investment in R&D. In 2007, revenues reached € 2,167 M, of which a third came from the international market. The company employs more than 24,000 professionals and has clients in more than 90 countries.