After providing consultancy on how to construct a Metro system to upcoming Metros in other Indian cities, Delhi Metro has now started training them on how to operate one.
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has provided a month’s trainThe Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has provided a month’s training to engineers from Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation (BMRC), which wanted to get first-hand account of the functioning and working of the Delhi Metro.ing to engineers from Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation (BMRC), which wanted to get first-hand account of the functioning and working of the Delhi Metro.
“We have provided consultancy services to Metros coming up across the country and foreign cities as well. The first time we imparted training to personnel of another Metro was the Jakarta Metro,” said DMRC spokesman Anuj Dayal.
“We have written to other Metros if they want similar training for their staff and have asked for their specific requirements so we can plan courses accordingly,” he said.
Dayal said BMRC was charged a nominal fee for the training. DMRC engineers are sent for a special one-year Post Graduate Diploma in Metro Technology that is taught at IIT Delhi and some BMRC engineers were sent for this course too. DMRC has offered to provide customised training to more personnel of Bangalore Metro to cater to the special needs of different types of employees.
BMRC engineers were trained at the Delhi Metro Training School, where they were taught about the functioning and working of the Metro, the latest technology used here, telecom and signalling system, overhead electrification and round-the-clock power supply, emergency systems, construction methods, apart from a tunnel visit at the under construction Race Course Road Metro Station. “They got a chance to see the working of Tunnel Boring Machines (TBM),” he said.
The engineers were also taken for a night visit inside the underground metro corridor at the Rajiv Chowk Metro Station where they had a rare opportunity of visiting an operational underground metro corridor to understand various technical aspects and handle emergency situations.
The engineers were also given training on a Train Simulator in which they learnt how to drive the metro train in its different modes — Automatic Train Protection (ATP) and Automatic Train Operation (ATO) mode. The engineers were also given inputs on general management, soft skills and personality development.