India’s First High-Speed Rail Training Centre!
July 18, 2017
The country is set to get its first high-speed rail training centre at Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
WHAT IS THE PROJECT?
India’s first high-speed rail training centre will set up in Gandhinagar, Gujarat at a cost of Rs 600 crore, and is expected to start operating by 2020. The center will provide advanced training modules on cutting edge technologies. The construction will begin shortly after the foundation-laying ceremony is held in September 2017. It also has a sample bullet train track for testing. Over 4,000 rail engineers are expected to be trained by 2020.
WHAT IS THE NEED OF IT?
India will get first bullet train which will run from Ahmedabad to Mumbai in 2023. But the advanced rail system comes at a cost and much more efforts including intrinsic testing, training and development of the cutting edge technology. This will be accomplished by developing a special rail training centre at Gujarat’s Gandhinagar to provide advanced training modules for bullet trains.