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Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet train drivers to be trained with Japanese simulators

The NHSRCL has issued a Letter of Acceptance for the design, manufacturing, supply, and commissioning of training simulators of HSR train to be used for training purposes, reports PTI.

Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet train drivers to be trained with Japanese simulators

Drivers of India's bullet train will receive specialised training on cutting-edge simulators developed by Japan to learn how to operate fast trains. According to National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) officials, the training simulators would aid in the understanding of high-speed train driving theory by the drivers, conductors, instructors, and train/rolling stock maintenance workers. On the simulators, they added, it will also be feasible to conduct training for a single driver and conductor as well as group training for a driver, conductor, and dispatcher.

"The NHSRCL has issued a Letter of Acceptance for design, manufacturing, supply, and commissioning of training simulators of HSR train to be used for training purpose in the HSR Training Institute of Mumbai Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail Corridor (MAHSR) in Vadodara, Gujarat where a sample track is already installed for training purpose," NHSRCL said.

The package is awarded to M/s Mitsubishi Precision Company Limited, Japan, at the cost of Rs 201.21 crore. The time period for the supply of the simulator is 28 months from the commencement of the contract.

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Two types of simulators shall be installed in the training institute at Vadodara under the scope of this package, train Set Simulator for Crew training and simulators (classroom-type) for driver consoles which can be used by ten trainees and an instructor.

The driving console of the MAHSR Train will be simulated with a motion platform. The bullet train project, which was stuck in Maharashtra due to the delays in government approvals and land acquisition, has now gained momentum with the Eknath Shinde-led government taking over. Almost all the pending roadblocks have been cleared by the present dispensation.

With inputs from PTI

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