In a first in the country, the Ferozepur railway division is going to start simulators for training diesel multiple unit (DMU) drivers at the city railway station.
The railway division is going to start this facility with a view to enhancing passenger safety. The simulators will be installed at the city station within three months, officials claimed.
A simulator is used for training purpose and drivers are made to sit in a room where there is a mock-up of the vehicle. The drivers will be given training on speed, direction, use of brakes, signals, communication with station besides dealing with an emergency-like situation.
“Train drivers from all over the country will come and get training in Jalandhar. Since the city railway station has the biggest DMU shed in the country it is an ideal place to start the project from,” divisional railway manager (DRM) Anuj Prakash said.
“We have chalked out a plan as how to develop the city railway station. We are trying to improve basic amenities for passengers,” the DRM informed.
He said the installation of RO and water harvesting system at the station, better toilet facilities, a food plaza and lounge are also on cards.
It was announced recently that the city railway station will be provided with Wi-Fi facility and an escalator.