The training of Indian engineers and work leaders has started for High-Speed Rail Track system for Mumbai Ahmedabad HSR corridor (MAHSR), for T-2 Package (covering 237 km between Vapi and Vadodara).
It is envisaged that only trained and certified engineers/work leaders are to work at site for track construction works. This will also help in ‘Transfer of Technology’ of Japanese HSR track system.
The ballast-less Slab Track system (popularly known as J Slab track system) as used in Japanese Shinkansen HSR will be used for India’s first HSR project. The training will be imparted by JARTS (a non-profit organization in Japan), nominated by JICA (funding agency of MAHSR project), through Japanese Experts in relevant field.
There will be 15 different courses covering all aspects of Track work, which includes, training for Site Managers, Track Slab Manufacturing, RC Track Bed construction, Reference Pin survey and data analysis, Slab Track installation, CAM installation, Rail weld finishing, Enclosed Arc welding of rails and Turnout installation.
Nearly 1000 engineers/work leaders/technicians are planned to be trained. Training facility with 3 (three) trail lines, has been specially created at Surat Depot for this.
Japanese track system is unique in the world and requires very high level of skill to lay it. Track is the most important component of HSR system and needs to be laid to very high degree of accuracy. 20 (Twenty) Japanese experts will impart intensive training to the Indian engineers, supervisors & technicians and certify their skills.