The country is all set to get its first cutting edge high-speed rail training centre in Gujarat. “The construction will begin shortly after the foundation-laying ceremony is held in September,” said MD, National High-Speed Rail Corporation (NHSRC), Achal Khare.
The facility will be built on the railway land of 4,400 metres at the cost of 600 Crore. The centre will have sample tracks and overhead electrical systems to test bullet train that has been proposed to hit the track in 2023 connecting Mumbai and Ahmedabad. The training centre will be operational by 2020, according to the reports.
Nearly 4000 railway engineers are expected to do training for the commencement of bullet train in India, out of those, 300 will train in Japan and rest will be training in Gandhinagar training centre.
A depot will also be shifted for high-speed rolling stock. The civil work for the ambitious will start under the consultation of Japanese firms, Japan International Consultants for Transportation (JIC) and Nippon Koei Co and the Oriental Consultants Global Company Limited in 2018.
The 508 Km corridor has been finalised and social impact assessment is given to a Mumbai firm named Arcades, which will submit its report in September this year.