umbai, Mar 5 (PTI) Power equipment major Siemens today said it has bagged an order worth Rs 130 crore from the state utility Mahadiscom for modernising its electricity distribution management system. Siemens' Infrastructure and Cities Division, which has won the contract, will manage the entire project in addition to development, manufacture, implementation and commissioning of SCADA/DMS supervisory control centres for eight cities under the restructured accelerated power development reforms program (R-APDRP) of Maharashtra, a company statement said. The eight cities include Mumbai, Pune, Nasik, Amravati, Malegaon, Sangli, Solapur and Kolhapur. The project is scheduled to be commissioned by June 2013, it said. "Majority of people have limited access to reliable power and the nation needs sustainable solutions to solve its power deficiency. With the R-APDRP programme, the government has laid the foundation for the future and its now the turn of state power distribution companies to leverage on it," Siemens managing director Armin Bruck said. "Our SCADA/DMS systems have been successfully operated for numerous power providers and network operators in the country. With the order from Maharashtra we have reinforced our position," Siemens Infrastructure and Cities Sector Head of smart grid division Ram Kumar Chugh said. The R-APDRP programme includes data collection at distribution level, monitoring the success of the IT backbone and strengthening the electricity distribution system across the country as well as to reduce technical and commercial losses to 15 per cent in project areas.