L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) Limited (LTMRHL) building the Hydrerabad Metro Rail System today announced signing up of France based Keolis SA for operating and maintaining the system. It said in a release here said that the Operating and Maintenance contractor had been selected to adopt the bet international practices in metro operations and to achieve high standards of reliability, availability, maintainability and safety in the rail system Keolis would carry out routine, preventive and corrective maintenance. LTMRHL has decided to involve Keolis SA, during the formative stage of the project, to take the advantage of their expertise in Metro Rail Operations and Maintenance. ‘Their involvement will give them sufficient time to review the detailed design, recruit and train the manpower’ it said in a release here adding that they will also be associated with the testing, commissioning and trial runs of the Hyderabad Metro Rail System. Keolis SA is a subsidiary of SNCF Group, a leading public transport operator in Europe, Australia, North America and across the world with annual turnover of Euro 4.1 billion. Keolis SA is also pioneer in the operation of driverless Metro.