As one of the busiest metro services in India, the Delhi Airport Metro Express Link required a solution that would ensure a reliable, secure and comfortable experience for all passengers.
Honeywell’s Station Management and Access Control System not only enhanced passenger experience but also streamlined process and operations.
Delhi Airport Metro Express Pvt Limited (DAMEL) has installed and is operating the Delhi Airport Metro Express link which runs from New Delhi Railway Station to Dwarka Sector-21, through the IGI Airport. This metro line is one of the busiest in India with over 20,000 travellers daily. The 23-km metro line consists of a total six stations of which five stations are underground and one station is elevated. With an innovative check-in system, Delhi Metro Airport Express is now capable of offering a fullfledged airport link metro service.
Honeywell was responsible for implementation of the station management system (SMS) and access control system (ACS). The challenge in the project was to ensure successful integration of SMS at all stations including electrical systems, electronic and electro-mechanical systems, signalling, baggage handling and fire systems. Further, the express link required a common platform in Operation Control Centre (OCC), capable of controlling and monitoring the airport metro line station services. OCC acts as a master supervisory monitoring system for all available station facilities and networked buildings. Integration of all these services, existing across six stations and one depot building over a central OCC, was an additional challenge.
The company secured the contract to implement SMS against tough competition due to a demonstrable track record in automation and control solutions (ACS) combined with trusted integration technology. The extensive abilities of its enterprise building integrator (EBI) in integrating almost every industry standard protocol — OPCOLE Process Control, BACnet, Modbus — over a single SCADA-supervisory control and data acquisition system proved to be an added advantage.
The company was successful in providing the right supervisory control through operation control centre (OCC) for station management and access control system. The OCC solution enabled a direct interface with the clients SAP system and provides energy consumption data for all six stations of the airport express line — New Delhi Station (NDRU), Shivaji Stadium Station (SJSU), Daula Kuan Station (DKV), Delhi Aerocity Station (DACY), Airport Station (APOT) and Dwarka Sec-21 Station (DSTO). The company effectively interfaced SMS with the client’s SAP through OCC providing data for reports to view the overall establishments and maintenance using computerised maintenance management system (CMMS).
The CMMS enabled the client to feed all equipment data in preventive maintenance or shutdown scheduling, based on run hours or time slot.
The company’s successful deployment of station management system and access control system at Delhi Airport Metro Express Link has set the benchmark for other metro jobs across India.
(Courtesy: Honeywell Building Solutions)