Spanish technology company Indra has been awarded two new contracts in the Philippines for the implementation of its urban traffic management technology on the Metro Manila and the migration of the toll system on the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX).

The two contracts, which are together worth €10.4m, will allow the company to advance the objective of expanding its Asian presence.

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority has awarded Indra, in a consortium with the Philippine company Meralco Industrial Engineering Services Corporation (Miescor), the renewal of the urban traffic management system on the Metro Manila.

The project involves creating and equipping the control centre for all of the city’s urban traffic in order to manage over 500 intersection, as well as renewing traffic signal facilities on 85 priority intersections and deploying a surveillance system equipped with 25 traffic control cameras.

Based on Indra’s Hermes system, the service will constantly track traffic and monitor the various control sub-systems in real time, while analysing and consolidating information for decision making related to mobility.

The project is expected to increase road safety and optimise vehicle flow, as well as reduce travel times, costs and the environmental impact.

The other contract, the Toll Collection System (TCS) Migration Project of the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX), has been awarded by the Manila North Tollways Corporation (MNTC) to Indra in a consortium with Egis Projects Philippines.

"The two contracts, which are together worth €10.4m, will allow the company to advance the objective of expanding its Asian presence."

This project involves the improvement of all of NLEX’s 166 toll lanes, including manual lanes, electronic tolls, mixed and automatic tolls, as well as the new technology for the control centre, the back office system and the video surveillance system for all the lanes.

The 90km-long long NLEX is one of the key motorways in the Philippines and is used by more than 160,000 vehicles each day.

To be designed to suit the specific requirements of motorists and transport groups, the new TCS will result in faster toll payment transactions, while reducing the lines at the lanes.

Indra is engaged in the development and implementation of complete solutions for traffic control and management, tunnel control systems and toll systems.

It offers services in about 50 countries, including the US, Canada, China, Mexico, Chile, Brazil, Portugal, Ireland, Montenegro and Spain.