14-07-2017 07:00 AM | Pooja Nevewani | My Indian Dream
Training centers for India's first bullet train project
Soon, a training centre for high speed rail will be set up at Gandhinagar in Gujarat. As India’s first bullet train will be launched in 2023, the training centres will start operations by around 2020.
Achal Khare, Managing Director of National High Speed Rail Corporation (NHSRC) said that government will be providing advanced training modules for high end technologies. Also, the construction work will commence after the foundation laying ceremony which is scheduled for September. The training systems will have the sample rail track fitted with overhead electrical systems to test the bullet trains that will run between Mumbai and Ahmedabad. The plan consists of training about 4000 rail engineers before 2020. From amongst them, 300 will be trained in Japan and rest will be trained at the Gandhinagar center. The training center has an estimated budget of about Rs. 600 crore.
The civil work over the bullet railways is said to start in 2018. The general consultants for this mega project are the NHRSC, the Japan International Consultants for Transportation (JIC), Nippon Koei Co and the Oriental Consultants Global Company Limited. The work of 800 hectares land acquisition will also start in 2018.
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