Date of Post: 13 July, 2017
Gandhinagar: India is set to get its first high-speed rail training centre at Gandhinagar.
Achal Khare, Managing Director, National High Speed Rail Corporation (NHSRC) said,“The centre will provide for advanced training modules on cutting edge technologies. The construction will begin shortly after the foundation-laying ceremony is held in September.”
About The High Speed Rail Training Center:
- Estimated Cost of the Training Centre : Rs 600 crore (approx US$ 93.75 Million).
- It is being constructed over railway land measuring 4,400 metres.
- Operations Would Start by 2020.
- The training of 4,000 railway engineers has been envisaged before 2020.
- Around 300 of these will be trained in Japan, while the rest will undergo training at Gandhinagar centre.
- The training centre will have a sample track fitted with the overhead electrical systems to enable testing of bullet trains that will run on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad route.
- Also, a maintenance depot for high-speed rolling stock is proposed to be set up at the existing railway facility at Sabarmati.
- Civil work on the ambitious project is expected to start in 2018.
- The project has the following companies as general consultants :
- Japan International Consultants for Transportation (JIC)
- Nippon Koei Co
- Oriental Consultants Global Company Limited
- The process of acquiring 800 hectares required for the project will also begin next year.
- While two third of the land required for the project comes within Gujarat territory, one-third falls in Maharashtra.
- The estimated Latest cost of project is at Rs 1,10,000 crore.
- Designs and alignments on the 508 km long corridor have been finalised, while a social impact assessment study has been awarded to a Mumbai-firm called Arcades.
- The firm will submit its first report by the end of September.