The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority known for developing infrastructure will now soon take a step in nurturing talent.
The city’s planning body will set up a school for training people in mass transit systems like running and maintaining Metro as well as monorail systems.
“We will be setting up a National Training Institute in Mass Transit at Bandra-Kurla Complex which will train people in the art of managing Metro systems,” Metropolitan Commissioner Ratnakar Gaikwad said.
The school will come up at the Bandra-Kurla Complex with the support of US governments Federal Transit Administration.
Initially the school will provide courses to engineers in the art of running and administrating Metro systems. The country presently has Metro systems running in Delhi and Kolkata and planned systems in Mumbai and Chennai.
MMRDA is hoping to increase the scope of the school by tying up with the Mumbai University and offering Diploma or Degree courses for students.
The Federal Transit Admission has drafted the curriculum of the school and instructors from the US will come down to take classes.
The MMRDA is hoping to start classes by September this year and has already made Rs 8 crore provision for the project in its budget.